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'Marley' Doc First-Ever to Stream Simultaneously on Facebook with Theatrical Premiere April 20

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 12, 2012 at 1:13PM

Stir it up! Kevin Macdonald's "Marley" will be the first ever film to stream on Facebook simultaneously with its theatrical and VOD debut on April 20.
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Bob Marley

Stir it up! Kevin Macdonald's music biodoc "Marley," which scored raves at SXSW, will be the first ever film to stream on Facebook simultaneously with its theatrical and VOD debut on April 20. A shared social viewing experience will be had by Facebook users through Milyoni's Social Cinema technology on the Bob Marley Facebook page

The film will be available as of 12:01am on Facebook for $6.99, and a portion of Facebook sales will benefit Save the Children. Exec producer Ziggy Marley says:

“Helping underprivileged children is something that our father would do every day, so it is very appropriate for ‘MARLEY’ the film to be partnering with a charity whose main focus is helping children. Bob would be very happy."

Check out a clip of "Marley" here.

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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.