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Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese - Netflix unveil trailer

Rolling Thunder Revue

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 breath-taking 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.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese will launch on Netflix and in select cinemas on June 12, 2019. A box set of the live recordings releases on June 7.

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