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"This all-encompassing, rather classically assembled biography forges a moving depiction of an artist who left the scene way too prematurely. The Hollywood Reporter
It would be difficult to overestimate Bob Marley's status as a musician who was also a political, social, and cultural force. (And the ultimate in cool).
SYNOPSIS: "Made with the blessings and full cooperation of Bob Marleys family, "Marley" is an emotionally engaging and beautifully filmed tribute to one of the great spiritual forces in music history."
"A revealing and well-rounded testament, "Marley" digs deep into the psychological and sociological forces that drove Bob Marley to create great art and eventually become an international symbol of inspiration to people everywhere."
"Marleys message of peace, love and human rights cut through all stratas of society and was universal in its power and authenticity."
"The film makes it absolutely clear that Marley was willing to put his life on the line for his beliefs literally. His efforts to serve as peacemaker between warring political factions in Jamaica had earned him countless enemies and on December 3, 1976 he was wounded in an assassination attempt. The persuasive sting of a bullet didnt for a moment stop Marley from his mission to unify his homeland."
'"Marley" the movie is not blind to the contradictions and complexities in Marley the man. He was a half- caste who struggled with racial identity and was bullied relentlessly as a child as being neither white or black. In learning to balance the yin/yang of this racial polarity, Marley aspired to embody One Love he preached of so passionately."
"The film touches on Marleys legendary womanizing."
'"Marley" is composed of some terrific restored concert footage and a wealth of anecdotes from friends and fellow musicians" (Dangerous Minds.com)
Those interested may want to arrange to meet at Fidos before the film; Jane is unsure if she can make Fidos
Exact showtime will be posted when announced by Belcourt