Thursday, April 19, 2012
RARE footage of reggae legend Bob Marley helps tell the story of the incredible, genre-defining musician’s rise from farm boy to international icon in this new documentary.
Marley (15) is overseen by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Touching The Void) who makes his return to documentary making.
Performances from Marley, combined with revelatory interviews with those who knew him best add up to one of the deepest, most emotive cross-examinations of the extraordinary musician.
Not just a biography, the film looks at Marley’s religious convictions, political ideals and his relationships – he fathered 11 children by seven women – as well as his music.
Marley will be screened from tomorrow (Fri) at the Watershed in Canon’s Road, Bristol, at 2.10pm, 5.20pm and 8.30pm.
Screenings are also confirmed for the same times from Saturday until April 26, except there will be no 8.30pm showing on Sunday.
Tickets, priced £4-5.50, are available on 0117 9275100 or via www.watershed.co.uk
The Watershed is also holding a party to celebrate the opening of the film’s screening on Saturday.
The One Love Party at the venue’s café and bar will see traditional music pumped from a vintage Jamaican sound system from 11pm-1am.
The celebration of all things reggae will see Steve Rice leading the music, featuring Champian, John Stapleton and Peter D.
The event is free, although people watching the 8.30pm showing that evening will get priority entry.