(Kingston, Jamaica, April 3, 2012) – “MARLEY,” the eagerly anticipated, most definitive, and only authorized documentary film on the life, music, and global impact of the legend himself, Bob Marley, is set to premiere in his beloved Jamaica at Emancipation Park, Kingston Jamaica Thursday 19th April, 2012, in a free showing to Jamaicans from all walks of life.
“MARLEY” marks the first time the Marley family has authorized the use of images and film footages from the Bob Marley archives.
In celebration of Jamaica’s 50th year of independence, this red, green and gold carpet event will take place one day before the international release of the film, giving the Jamaican audience the opportunity to be the first to experience the film in one of Jamaica’s most breathtaking public spaces, Emancipation Park, prior to its general release to the public anywhere in the world. This free and exciting premiere will provide a rare opportunity for Jamaicans to learn more about Bob Marley’s journey to international stardom and the rich legacy he gave to the world, while reliving some of his most memorable concert performances.
The film will be released the next day, Friday, April 20, 2012, in cinemas in the United States, the United Kingdom and on video on demand (VOD) by Magnolia Pictures.
Produced with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, “MARLEY” is directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald who is best known for “One Day in September,” the documentary about the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. He is also responsible for "The Last King of Scotland," "Life in A Day," and ” Touching the Void.” McDonald has compiled the most definitive, authorized film on the life, legacy and global impact of a true legend, the Hon. Robert Nesta Marley, one of the most loved and influential singers, songwriters, musicians and activists in history.
The film was produced by Steve Bing, Shangri-La Entertainment and Charles Steel, Cowboy Films. The executive producers are Bob’s son Ziggy Marley and Island Records founder Chris Blackwell in conjunction with Tuff Gong Pictures.
“This documentary is the ultimate revelation of my father’s life,” said Ziggy Marley. “The family is proud to be able to have the world finally experience this emotional journey."
The film is rated PG-13.
Olivia Grange Delroy Morgan
Media Arts Ltd. Island Jamaica
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