Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story trailer: Martin Scorsese gives a fresh perspective on a musical icon
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)
Dir: Martin Scorsese | Cast: Bob Dylan | Writer: N/A
Martin Scorsese is potentially readying himself for a successful 2020 Oscars. Should the de-ageing process being used on De Niro, Pacino and Pesci not be a total disaster in The Irishman, you would expect it to be in contention for the big prizes during award season. Before that, his new film will be Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, which will probably also be in the mix when it comes to the documentary category. The world is hardly short on Bob Dylan documentaries, but he's a musician millions across the world never tire of hearing about and Scorsese's film promises to give new insight into his career. Watch the trailer for Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story above to get a first look.
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.
Joan Baez, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Sam Shepard and Allen Ginsberg will also feature in the documentary, with Dylan himself giving his first on-camera interview in a decade.
You can watch Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story on Netflix from June 12 around the world. You can read more about the documentary here.