Thursday, June 20, 2019
You are here:

Martin Scorsese's "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story"

By

SHOOT Staff
Monday, Jun. 3, 2019

522 views

Log in or register now!

Setting out across a 1975 America exhausted politically, economically and socially, a busload of musicians—assembled by Bob Dylan—hits the road in search of new creative horizons. The resulting tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue, would reveal a Dylan rarely seen: playful, mask-wearing, intense, expansive, rejuvenated.  Masterfully capturing both an icon and a nation in transition, director Martin Scorsese tells the tale using footage that was abandoned for decades, now gorgeously restored, taking viewers into the heart of a freewheeling, electrifying musical gamble. Inspired by Dylan’s own restless spirit, Scorsese performs some breathtaking sleight of hand, summoning nostalgic fantasists, boxers, magicians, starlets and testifiers of all stripes, and exploding the boundaries of what makes a conventional documentary.

An essential piece of mythic storytelling, Scorsese’s chronicle features Joan Baez, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg and, giving his first on-camera interview in a decade, Bob Dylan. ROLLING THUNDER REVUE: A BOB DYLAN STORY BY MARTIN SCORSESE vibrates with the promise of America, a then-200-year-old experiment in a state of flux. The film goes beyond mere reclamation of some of the most extraordinary music of Dylan’s career—it’s a roadmap into the wild country of artistic self-reinvention.

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 from Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings 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.

In Select Theaters and on Netflix June 12, 2019

Learn more here

Credits

Featuring: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Produced by: Jeff Rosen & Margaret Bodde

Edited by: David Tedeschi

Contact Name: 
Christine Richardson <crichardson@netflix.com
Contact phone: 
Netflix Originals
1
Log in or register now!
Log in or register now!

Recent SHOOT News Stories

Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019

Design-driven production company Sarofsky has added Ben Strang to its...

Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019

The work selected for this year’s Saatchi & Saatchi New Creators...

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

On day 3 of the Cannes Lions, gender equality and pushing back against sex...

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

The Television Critics Association (TCA) has unveiled the nominees for the...

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

Production designer Mark Hutman is no stranger to the Emmy derby, having...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

The two top winter sports crowned their champions as summer neared,...

Recent SPW Releases

Wednesday, Jun. 19, 2019

Anybody who thinks the Chicago Symphony Orchestra experience is meant for...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

Partners and Creative Directors Adam Gault and Ted Kotsaftis of NYC-based...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

Red Giant today announced VFX Suite , an all-new suite of keying, tracking...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

Production company and content creation studio HOSTAGE FILMS has signed...

Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019

The principals of London-based creative technology company Splash...

MySHOOT Profiles


Director

Producer
Award Winning Writer-Director with International Experience
Director, Writer

MySHOOT Company Profiles

Top