Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

WATCH SXSW CLIP: Buzzed Music Doc 'Marley'

Video
by Anne Thompson
March 8, 2012 4:40 PM
0 Comments
  • |

One of the films with great advance word at SXSW, which opens Friday, is Kevin Macdonald's "Marley," which screens at SXSW on Sunday. It debuted well in Berlin, where Magnolia Pictures scooped it up. (I skipped the advance vimeo link in favor of a live audience at the Paramount.) Magnolia will release "Marley" in theaters and on VOD April 20, 2012.

The movie, which delves into Marley family archives, was a long time coming. Martin Scorsese was attached at one time, and Jonathan Demme labored on it for several years-- until producer Steve Bing turned to Macdonald, who did not use any previous interview material. Even if you're well-versed on the late reggae master, who died at age 36 of melanoma in 1981, I'm told there's plenty of amazing material you don't know.

Besides, doc and feature switch-hitter Macdonald has yet to go wrong...from Oscar-winning doc "One Day in September," "Touching the Void" and "The Last King of Scotland," which won Forest Whitaker an Oscar, to real-video compilation "Life in a Day." Well, there was that period actioner "The Eagle," starring Channing Tatum...nobody's perfect.

0 Comments

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • Sony Counters Bad Press with 'Spider-Man' ...
  • PBS Preview: Six New 'Makers' Documentaries ...
  • Toronto Film Festival Global Summit ...
  • Trailers From Hell Loves 'All That ...
  • Which World Premieres Did Venice La ...
  • Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Will ...
  • Get Tied Down With First Trailer for ...
  • Not Into 'Hercules'? Here Are 6 Alternatives ...
  • Comic-Con Movie Preview: Warner Bros., ...
  • Not So Fast: David Lynch Says No New ...