Bob Marley Documentary ‘Marley’ Screening 7/31 in Virtual and Traditional Movie Theaters as Part of #Marley75 Celebrations

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Originally released in 2012, Marley is a documentary film chronicling the life, career and legacy of reggae/cultural legend Bob Marley.

The film will be re-released in virtual cinemas and traditional cinemas (where allowed by law during the COVID-19 pandemic), thanks to Blue Fox Entertainment.

The re-release of the film is part of the ongoing #Marley75 birthday celebration put on by the Bob Marley estate in commemoration of his 75th birthday, which would have taken place in early February 2020.

Here’s a trailer for the Marley documentary, which was made by Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald:

Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley, recently paid tribute to his father with a special live stream concert, which is now available online:

This follows the July 1 premiere of a new music video for “No Woman, No Cry,” one of the most enduring songs from Marley’s career. The new video was released in commemoration of International Reggae Day.

First recorded in 1974, “No Woman, No Cry” became one of Marley’s signature songs when a live version was released in 1975. That is the version featured in this new video, which a press release describes as follows:

Directed by Kristian Mercado Figueroa and shot in Jamaica and New York City, the powerful visual explores two tales of a family divided by country but connected by their love and want for a better life for their children. We see a strong and loving Mother strive to look after her children in their homeland. At the same time, the Father works tirelessly, isolated in New York City, working as a taxi driver to better provide for his family back home. The video shines a light on the importance of family and connection while confronting the genuine struggles many families face in the modern world, often forced apart due to poverty.

There was also an animated video for “Three Little Birds” premiered in April:

For more on Bob Marley, click here to revisit our 2016 feature with his friend, filmmaker Don Letts:

He was open-minded. Bob was an open-minded dude. He wasn’t trapped by some one-track minded idea of what he was supposed to do, he was open-minded, man. How else would he have written tunes that cost him his purist base, who said, “you can’t do this, you can’t do that”?

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