Movie Fact #193 - April 29th, 2021

 

One of the reasons Kevin Macdonald wanted to make the 2012 documentary-biographical film Marley was partly motivated by the fact that when he was making his 2006 film The Last King of Scotland, he would often encounter posters of Marley in some of the poorer parts of Kampala in Uganda where they were filming. This lent to his general curiosity to explore the enduring appeal of Bob Marley and why, some 30 years after his death, he remains as popular as ever. Though, to his surprise, Macdonald discovered that there is not one single piece of footage of Marley from the first 10 years of his performing career (1962 - 1973). Stay tuned!

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