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“I think what's great about the film is though there have been a lot of things done on Bob, I think this one will give people a more emotional connection to Bob's life as a man – not just as a reggae legend or a mythical figure, but his life as a man.”
– Ziggy Marley

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.

MARLEY will make its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival this month followed by its North American premiere at SXSW. Magnolia Pictures will release theatrically and on VOD on Friday, April 20th.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Shangri-La Entertainment
Presents

A Tuff Gong Pictures
Production

In association with
Cowboy Films

A film by
Kevin Macdonald

Directed by KEVIN MACDONALD

Produced by STEVE BING
CHARLES STEEL

Executive Producers ZIGGY MARLEY
CHRIS BLACKWELL

Co-Producer ZACH SCHWARTZ

Line Producer GERALDINE HAWKINS

Film Editor DAN GLENDENNING

Directors of Photography ALWIN KÜCHLER BSC
MIKE ELEY BSC

Sound Designer GLENN FREEMANTLE

Associate Producer NEVILLE 'BUNNY WAILER'
LIVINGSTON C.D.

Associate Producer SUZETTE NEWMAN

Consultant NEVILLE GARRICK

CAST

 

“GRADE A-. DEEPLY ENTRANCING, it treats Marley as a man of depth and nuance, of inner light and shadow. A man of majestic contradiction as to rival John Lennon, his rise to the world stage is one of the most ebullient star sagas of the ‘70s.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

“***** A “REDEMPTION SONG” FOR ANYONE DREAMING OF A MUSICIAN PROFILE DONE RIGHT. The tunes, flooding through every frame, remain perfect.” – Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY

“A ROUSING TRIBUTE TO A MESMERIZING PERFORMER. Thoroughly researched and packed with phenomenal archive footage.” – Melissa Anderson, Village Voice

“RIVETING.” – Stephen Holden, NY Times

“DAZZLING. MOVING AND AUTHORITATIVE. What "Marley" and its wonderful performance footage leave you with most of all is the joy the man took in the music that enchanted the world.” – Kenneth Turan, LA Times

“FASCINATING.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“THIS IS A FILM TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. It simply looks spectacular, vibrant and captivating, exhaustive without being exhausting, an eye-opening and all-encompassing portrait.” – David Malitz, Washington Post

“THE FILM GRABS ONE’S SENSES AND WON’T LET GO. An outstanding, visually exhilarating, warts-and-all look at the reggae legend.” Steve Morse, Boston Globe

“YOU DON”T HAVE TO BE A BIG FAN OF REGGAE TO DIG ‘MARLEY’. In fact the film will be more astounding to those who know little of his extraordinary life.” – Tom Long, Detroit News

“If you’re not familiar with the life and work of reggae icon Bob Marley, then MARLEY WILL BE A REVELATION. If you are already a fan, it will play as AN ELOQUENT, EYE-OPENING CELEBRATION.” – Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

“AMAZING IN ITS SCOPE, DETAIL AND BEAUTY.” Gene Stout, Seattle Times

“AS COMPREHENSIVE A HISTORY AS MARLEY'S FANS COULD HAVE HOPED.” – Joe Williams, St Louis Post-Dispatch

“BEAUTIFUL.” – Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“It may, finally, be the best and last word on the man, his music and his myth that we ever get on film -- an estimable achievement in itself.” – Shawn Levy, The Oregonian

“’Marley’ does what is probably the best possible job of documenting an important life.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“AN EXEMPLARY MUSIC DOCUMENTARY IN ALMOST EVERY WAY.” – Dana Stevens, Slate

“THE VIBES ARE VERY, VERY GOOD.” – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“THE MOVIE HAS ENORMOUS FORCE.” – Farran Smith Nehme, NY Post

“By reminding us of the longing and indignation from which reggae leaped, ‘MARLEY’ DOES A GRAND JOB OF TURNING THE VOLUME BACK UP. There’s no question that Marley both merits and fills the 2 ½ hour space.” – Anthony Lane, New Yorker

“SEE IT IN A THEATER, AND SIT ON THE AISLE SO YOU HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM TO DANCE. FASCINATING. It packs enough new revelations to satisfy the most die-hard Marley know-it-alls, and those new to his story will be riveted throughout.” – Michael Calore, Wired

“Filled with thrilling concert footage and scores of in-depth interviews, Marley is sure to become the definitive documentary on the much beloved king of reggae.” – Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

“A COMPELLING PORTRAIT, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT A FAN.” – Cheryl Eddy, SF Bay Guardian

“IT”S SIMPLY THE MOST COMPLETE CINEMTIC THOUGHT EVER ISSUED ON THIS MOST MORTAL AND TRANSCENDENT OF MEN.” – Larson Sutton, Reggaeville

"PUT THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT: MARLEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE MOST IMPORTANT ARTIST OF THE 1970S" – Joshua Rothkopf, Penthouse

“THE MOVIE IS TERRIFIC.” – Todd Gilchrist, Hitfix

“*****” – Dorri Olds, NY Examiner

“****” – Kam Williams, Newsblaze

“A POIGNANT, WELL ROUNDED DOCUMENTARY OF THE REGGAE LEGEND’S LIFE.” – Charles Ealy, Austin American-Statesman

 
Date for DVD release subject to change.