MARLEY @ The Flicks 1 + 2
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. The definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international super-stardom.
Made with the support of the Marley family, there is rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
The film gives an honest account of his life and of Marley as a man. The story is told using achieve interviews with Marley himself but mostly through interviews with his friends, family and ex colleagues who are still living. Some of the interviewees are great characters and speak with wisdom. Others are hilarious and most have a fantastic Jamaican Patois which is delightful to listen to. The film also gives some background to Rastafarianism.
Marley is a fantastic biopic documentary which sheds light on one of the world’s best loved musicians. It isn’t afraid to show both his good and bad sides and does a good job of illustrating his life from start to finish. It is accompanied by a soundtrack that makes your head bobbing and feet tapping throughout and makes you want to go out and further explore his back catalogue as well as his message of One Love. Must-see!
(144 mins, documentary, biography, music)