SCREENING & DISCUSSION
Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend
With director Esther Anderson in person
Part of Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.
Dirs. Esther Anderson, Gian Godoy. 2011, 90 mins. Digital projection. With Esther Anderson, Bob Marley, Aston Barrett, Carlton Barrett. Comprised of never-before-seen archival footage, this enthralling documentary unveils rare glimpses into Bob Marley and The Wailers’s rise to stardom, including the band’s first rehearsal. From these images emerge a unique portrait of a young Marley, his powerful relationship with Esther, and the extraordinary unseen moments when Rasta consciousness first entered into popular music. This personal journey into 1970s Kingston, Jamaica follows a tender story of young love, and charts a lost history of the music that changed the world forever.
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