It’s that time of year again, where the numerous film festivals jump start from right across the world… Don’t worry though, even here in South Africa, we have a few film festivals to look forward to. For one, we have the annual Horrorfest, which will be showcased in October in Cape Town, not to mention the French-South African Film Fest that’s currently screening in Pretoria at Cinema Nouveau… Also playing in Cinema Nouveau theatres is the Doccie Fest, which brings to life a few documentaries that’ll knock folks’ socks off. One such tantalising documentary is Marley, which is about none other than the King of Reggae. Check out the press release below for more information and hopefully I’ll see you there!
An authentic documentary that gives audiences real footage from Bob Marley’s life, Marley will jump start Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau Doccie Fest from 9 August, providing the very best of entertainment. Starring Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff and many more of the singing legend’s nearest and dearest, this film brings audiences his story directly from those who knew him best.
Marley, which will be shown in select Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau theatres around the country, reflects Bob Marley’s global popularity as well as the impact he had on music history. Directed by Kevin McDonald, the film examines his social and political influences by tracing his life story from his early days as a young musician to his rise to fame. This is both a historically and culturally relevant masterpiece.
Lola Gallant, Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau Marketing Manager says, “This documentary brings audiences the most incredible footage of Bob Marley as well as some of his most famous performances. It is a truly insightful film that includes interview with some of the closest people in his life. We are very excited to use Cinema Nouveau as a platform to showcase such a beautiful and relevant film.”
The screening of Marley forms part of Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau’s Doccie Fest, which will also include the viewing of Bully, Fuel and Searching for Sugarman. The festival, which aims to showcase some of the most unique and thought-provoking films to Cinema Nouveau audiences, is in line with Ster-Kinekor Theatre’s constant emphasis on quality entertainment. Three of the films are unique to Cinema Nouveau, proving that the largest art film exhibitor in the country is focused on giving audiences the very best.
“We are confident that Marley as well as the other titles that will be featured, will not only draw audiences but will inspire and enthral them. Marley is a revolutionary piece that speaks to the heart of every music lover,” added Gallant. With the goal of this documentary to find out why Bob Marley still speaks to people around the world more profoundly than any other rock artist or popular music artist, it is a film it brings audiences vivid imagery, never before seen footage and a vibrant soundtrack while paying tribute to the reggae king.
Marley will be featured at all five of the Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites including: Gateway, Rosebank, Brooklyn, Cavendish and V&A Nouveau. The film will also be screened at the following select Ster-Kinekor cinemas; Promenade, Sterland, Southgate and Carlton.
An exciting way to start of the Doccie Fest, there is more to come from Ster-Kinekor Theatres this August.
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