First there was Queen, then Elton John; Motley Crüe; The Beatles. Celebrating the legends of the music industry, biopics and documentaries have become somewhat of a trend within film. Following the recent release of Rocketman, Bob Dylan will be the latest musician to have his story told in a fresh Netflix documentary.
Whether you’re familiar with his music or not, Bob Dylan is arguably one of the most well-known music personalities of the ’70s and is still memorialised through art and music. Known for his folk style and smooth blues tunes, it was his Rolling Thunder Revue tour on October 30, 1975 that has gone down in history as one of his most memorable appearances. Now, the iconic performance will be interpreted by Hollywood legend Martin Scorsese, best known for his work on the likes of Shutter Island, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Departed.
Slated to drop onto Netflix this month, it has been described as:
“Scorsese captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975, and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed that fall. Master filmmaker Martin Scorsese creates a one-of-a-kind movie experience: part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream. Featuring Joan Baez, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Sam Shepard, Allen Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan giving his first on-camera interview in over a decade. The film goes beyond mere reclamation of Dylan’s extraordinary music—it’s a roadmap into the wild country of artistic self-reinvention.”
Now aged at 78, Dylan has remained at the centre of pop culture for almost six decades. Said to be at his “peak” during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, Scorsese will bring to life never-before-seen footage for a nostalgic revisit of the charismatic singer and songwriter.
Tune into the trailer below before setting a reminder for June 12.