Starting May 11 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway:
The real-life story of “legendary musician, activist and revolutionary” Bob Marley, directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland)
Co-presented by Zia Record Exchange
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
From Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (One Day In September, The Last King of Scotland) comes the story of a towering figure of musical history, whose music and message has transcended different cultures, languages and creeds to resonate around the world today as powerfully as when he was alive.
Bob Marley was a half black/half white Jamaican, a very talented reggae musician, father of several children one being musician Ziggy Marley. Years ago I read a biography about him so I know he died very young at age 36 from melanoma in his toe, which spread throughout his body. He died on May 11, 1981, coincidentally 31 years from the day this movie opens at the Loft. And for those of you who are Marley fans, you probably know that he prophesied his own death at age 36.
More on Bob Marley (the “King of Reggae”) at wikipedia (click here).