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Martin Scorsese to direct Netflix documentary about Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue tour

The Independent logo The Independent 6 days ago Clémence Michallon

a person holding a guitar © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Martin Scorsese is directing a new Bob Dylan documentary, 14 years after his Grammy-winning film No Direction Home.

The forthcoming movie will be released on Netflix in 2019, under the title Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, Variety reported.

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As suggested by the title, Scorsese’s new film will focus on Dylan’s 1975-1976 Rolling Thunder Revue Tour, during which he performed in the United States and Canada accompanied by a group of musicians, including Joan Baez.

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A description of the new documentary provided by Netflix to Variety reads: “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.”

a man holding a guitar: Bob Dylan performs during the Blackbushe Pop Festival, Hampshire, England, on 17 July, 1978. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited Bob Dylan performs during the Blackbushe Pop Festival, Hampshire, England, on 17 July, 1978. (Photo by Express Newspapers/Getty Images) The movie is described as “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream” – and a source told Variety Scorsese may take liberties with the format of the new film. 

This would contrast with the acclaimed No Direction Home, which provided a detailed account of the earlier part of Dylan’s career, including his electric turn in 1965.

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