Bob Marley : The Making of a Legend. Trailer

Bob Marley : The Making of a Legend. Trailer

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, NAACP Image Awards winner Esther Anderson takes us on a personal journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. While exploring the powerful relationship between Esther and Marley, the film shows us the Wailers’ first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Stones was still just a dream, and sits in on the launch of their international career with “Get up Stand up”, “I Shot the Sheriff”, and the “Burnin’” and “Catch a Fire” albums that brought to the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.

Selected International Premieres:

European Premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
American Premiere: Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA
World Premiere: Jamaica Reggae Film Festval. UNESCO Honour Award, Kingston
New York Premiere: Tribeca Cinema, New York
South American Premiere: Valdivia International Film Festival, Chile
Brazil Premiere: Cinemateca Brasileira, Sao Paulo
London Premiere: British Film Institute, London, UK

Other Film Festival Selections and Premiere Screenings:

Hawaii International Film Festival, Hawaii
Maui Film Festival, Hawaii
Buffalo International Film Festival, Buffalo
Transatlantyc, Poland
Rototom, Spain
DOCSDF, Mexico
Silicon Valley Film Festival
Maryland International Film Festival, Maryland
PanAfrican Film Festival, Los Angeles
Hollywood Black Film Festival, Los Angeles
Santa Cruz Film Festival, California
Festival International du Film Panafricain, Cannes
Poznan International Film and Music Festival, Poland
Oregon Independent Film Festival, Oregon
Chihcester International Film Festival, UK
Atlantidoc Film Festival, Uruguay
Cinemateca Uruguaya, Montevideo, Uruguay
Ashé Cultural Center, New Orleans
Antofadocs, Chile
The Film Bar, Phoenix, Arizona
York Woods Library, Toronto, Canada
The Harriet Tubman Institute, Toronto, Canada
Circulart, Mexico
FIM Guadalajara, Mexico
Docstown, Baja California, México
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, Mexico
The Oriental Theater, Denver, Colorado
Charles H. Wright Museum, Detroit
The International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Alabama
Rosa PArks Museum, Alabama
African American Museum of Iowa, Iowa
Eden Theatre, La Ciotat, France
University of Leeds (LUCAS), UK
Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, Long Island
Red River Theatres, Concord, New Hampshire
Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University, New York
Arcata Theater Lounge, California
DocMiami, Florida
Tower Theater. Miami Film Month, Florida
Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, Ohio
Brooklyn Heights Cinema, New York
Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York
Chelsea Theatre, London
Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway
Bridgwater Arts Centre, Somerset, UK
University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies, Montego Bay, Jamaica
University of the West Indies, Barbados
Olympus Cinema, Barbados
Roktowa, Downtown Kingston, Jamaica
Rio Cinema, London, UK
Tricycle Cinema, London, UK
Filmoteca Valencia, Spain
Espaço Nimas Cinema, Lisbon, Portugal
Stanley’s Film Club, London, UK
Museum of the Moving Image, New York
One Love Jamaica. Jamaica 50, Belgrade/Ni/ Novi Sad, Serbia
Jamaica 50 Celebrations. The O2 Arena, London
Circulart. Medellin, Colombia

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