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    Ziggy Marley Talks Bob, 'Marley' and Marijuana

    "The Last King of Scotland" director Kevin Macdonald's epic-length documentary "Marley" (it clocks in at well over two hours) is the definitive look at the singular influence of Bob Marley in the realms of politics, music, and, of course, weed consumption. Fresh off of screening at SXSW and slated f...

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    Director Kevin Macdonald Talks The Long Road To Making His Documentary 'Marley,' And Why It's The Opposite Of 'Senna'

    Talking about icons can take a while, especially when you're tasked with an international icon like Bob Marley, whose face and music are synonymous with Jamaica, reggae and college dorms. Kevin Macdonald's new documentary, "Marley," takes nearly two hours to explore the culture and relationships tha...

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    'Marley' Doc First-Ever to Stream Simultaneously on Facebook with Theatrical Premiere April 20

    Stir it up! Kevin Macdonald's "Marley" will be the first ever film to stream on Facebook simultaneously with its theatrical and VOD debut on April 20.

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    Kevin Macdonald Lining Up Submarine B-Movie 'Black Sea'; Still Looking For Male Lead For 'How I Live Now' With Saoirse Ronan

    Pop quiz: when was the last great movie set on a submarine? You had to think about that one for a little bit didn't you? Well, at any rate, it's certainly been a while since a filmmaker has gone underwater into the cluttered environment of a submarine, but Kevin Macdonald hopes to do just th...

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    Berlinale 2012 Review: Reverence Outweighs Insight In Kevin Macdonald's 2 1/2 Hour 'Marley' Documentary

    A long film detailing a tragically short life, on paper, Kevin MacDonald's Bob Marley documentary "Marley" has more than enough of a pedigree to justify its 2 1/2 hour running time. After all, it's a biopic of one of the most influential and evergreen musical pioneers of all time, being brought to u...

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    At 2.5 Hours, Does Kevin MacDonald's Doc 'Marley' Add Really Anything New to the Rastafarian's Tale?

    The best sequence in "Marley," Kevin Macdonald's sprawling, two-and-a-half-hour chronicle of Bob Marley's legacy, arrives at the very end. While the credits roll, Macdonald shows Marley fans around the world singing his greatest hits. The diverse cultures and appearances, united by...

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    Magnolia Announces Acquisition Of Kevin MacDonald's 'Marley' On The Birthday Of The Reggae Legend; Film Will Hit On 4/20

    Well done, Magnolia marketing team. On the birthday of legendary artist Bob Marley, the distribution shingle has announced the acquisition of Kevin MacDonald's documentary "Marley" which will now premiere in theaters and on VOD and digital platforms on April 20th. Yep, that's ...

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    Kevin MacDonald's Bob Marley Documentary, New Werner Herzog Death Row Films To Premiere At Berlin Film Festival

    We've barely wrapped up our 2011 Film Festival coverage (look for one more piece from sunny Marrakech later today), but already we're looking towards the 2012 festival calendar. Sundance have unveiled what seems to be a particularly tantalizing line-up for the Park City festival in January, while th...

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    Saoirse Ronan Lands Lead Role In Kevin MacDonald's Apocalyptic Romance 'How I Live Now'

    Since her impressive debut in 2007's "Atonement," Saoirse Ronan has made a career out of taking some of the toughest, least conventional teen roles. From her youthful fibber in Joe Wright's film, she's played the deceased victim of a rape and murder in Peter Jackson's "...

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    Interview: 'Life In A Day' Director Kevin Macdonald Talks The Influence Of 'Listen To Britain' Docs

    Working With Matthew Hebert, Ridley Scott & More From The Filmmaker"Life In A Day," the jaw-dropping new documentary, edits 4,500 hours of YouTube footage, submitted from people just like you, into a cohesive whole about our globalized lives and intimate love affair with everyday technology. The man...

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