Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan Documentary, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story now has a release date.
Netflix announced the news, the doc which will be focuses on Dylan’s 1975 Thunder Revue Tour. A tour which saw the iconic folk singer who toured the U.S and Canada for 12 months. Touring smaller venues in smaller cities which hoped for the singer be closer to his fans.
Bob Dylan was joined on the tour with various musicians including Jodi Mitchell, Joan Baez, T-Bone Burnett and Spiders From Mars guitarist Mick Ronson. Film Auteur joined the tour in hope ‘Truth and myth are blurred in Martin Scorsese’s film experience.
The documentary marks Scorsese’s second film with Bob Dylan, with the first being his well received 2005 film No Direction Home. It’s hoped this one will qualify for potential Oscar nomination next year, hence the limited cinema release.
Here’s the official Blurb from Netflix…
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
Every one of Bob Dylan’s performances in the film can be found in the forthcoming box set, Bob Dylan – Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, a comprehensive anthology of music from the tour to be released June 7 as a companion piece to the film. This 14CD, 148-track collection includes all five of Dylan’s full sets from that tour that were professionally recorded, and also provides the listener with an intimate insider’s seat for recently unearthed tour rehearsals at New York’s S.I.R. studios.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese will launch in select cinemas and on Netflix on June 12, 2019