New Film: Kevin MacDonald’s “Marley”

Repeating Islands

The United States (Magnolia Pictures) acquired the distribution rights to the multiple award-winning Scottish director Kevin MacDonald’s documentary about the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

The film, Marley, will be in theaters across the United States on April 20, 2012, and also will be available in Video on Demand and digital format. Chron.com reports that “ironically, the release date of 4/20 is a reference to cannabis culture, of which Marley was a big advocate.”

The world premiere began on February 9 at the Berlin Film Festival and its North American premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in March. [Also see previous post Bob Marley film to be shown at Berlin fest.]

MacDonald(The Last King of Scotland), who has taken charge of the first Marley family-sanctioned film about the world-renowned singer, was granted access to rare and unseen footage from their private archives for inclusion in the…

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Author: Camara Dia Holloway

I am an art historian specializing in early twentieth century American art with particular focus on the history of photography, race and representation, and transatlantic modernist networks. I earned my PhD at Yale University in the History of Art Department. Besides my leadership role as the Founding Co-Director of the Association for Critical Race Art History (ACRAH), I am recognized for my expertise on African American Art, particularly African American Photography, and as a seasoned consultant for exhibitions, museum collections, and symposia/lectures planning.

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