With the unprecedented support of the Marley family, Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland) directs Marley, tracing the life of this extraordinary musician from his earliest days to his rise and breakthrough to international stardom. Along the way, he captures the man whose passion for his music and the Rastafarian way of life emanated from him and spread far beyond the limits of the Jamaican surf to touch the far corners of the Earth, even as his life hung in the balance.
The film naturally boasts an incredible soundtrack, but also offers an insightful and personal look at the man and his music through rare footage, archival photos, stunning performances and of course, interviews with those closest to him, including family, friends and bandmates. The finished result is a colorful portrait of an artist taken from us well before his time, and whose legendary stature â€” particularly in his home country â€” cannot be overestimated.
Marley is available starting Aug. 3 on Video On Demand. Check your cable system for availability.
MarleyÂ also premieres on VH1 as part of VH1 Rock Docs this Saturday, Aug. 4 at 9pm ET.