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Magnolia Will Release Kevin Macdonald's Bob Marley Doc Via Theaters and VOD April 20

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 6, 2012 at 2:24PM

Before its premiere at Berlin and North American debut at SXSW, Kevin Macdonald's documentary "Marley" has gone to Magnolia Pictures for U.S. distribution in theaters and VOD starting April 20...
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Bob Marley

Before its premiere at Berlin and North American debut at SXSW, Kevin Macdonald's documentary "Marley" has gone to Magnolia Pictures for U.S. distribution in theaters and on VOD starting April 20. Macdonald ("Life in a Day," "The Last King of Scotland") helms this first-ever family-authorized film about the life of Bob Marley. Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell exec produced; Steve Bing and Charles Steel produced.

Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles believes that this is the biography that Bob Marley, "a fascinating, towering figure in musical history," deserves.

“This documentary is the ultimate revelation of my father’s life," states Ziggy Marley.

Indiewire has more.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.