Director Esther Anderson to Appear at Screening of BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF LEGEND at Moving Image, 4/27
Bob Marley: The Making of Legend screens as part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. at The Museum of the Moving Image. Comprised of never-before-seen archival footage, this enthralling 2011 documentary, directed by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy, unveils rare glimpses into Bob Marley and The Wailers's rise to stardom, including the band's first rehearsal. Director Anderson will appear in person at the screening. Moderating the post-screening Q&A will be Warrington Hudlin, President of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, Museum trustee, and Changing the Picture co-curator.
From these images emerge a unique portrait of a young Marley, his powerful relationship with the film's co-director Anderson, who was Marley's girlfriend at the time, and the extraordinary unseen moments when Rasta consciousness first entered into popular music. This personal journey into 1970s Kingston, Jamaica, follows a tender story of young love, and charts a lost history of the music that changed the world forever.
It all takes place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106. Tickets are still available for the program and are included with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit movingimage.us.
About Changing the Picture: This ongoing series, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc., celebrates and explores the work of film and television artists of color who are bringing diverse voices to the screen. The series, which consists of screenings and discussions with directors, writers, actors, scholars, and more, includes contemporary work as well as historically significant work that has played an important role in the evolving attempt to "change the picture" and bring a wider variety of voices and visions to the moving image.