Trailer For Bob Dylan's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' Doc Released
The long-awaited trailer to Netflix's Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese is now online. The documentary will begin airing on June 12th, and in addition to the doc being streamed, Rolling Thunder Revue is being shown for one night only across 20 cities the night before its Netflix premiere, on June 11th.
The June 11th "road show" North American screenings will take place in Washington, D.C., Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Tulsa, Tempe, Chicago, Cleveland, and Minneapolis -- as well as in L.A. and New York, where the doc will have an extended run.
Netflix described the upcoming film by saying, "(The film) captures the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Bob Dylan performed during the fall of that year. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, Rolling Thunder is a one of a kind experience, from master filmmaker Martin Scorsese."
Back in 2011, New York City's Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo hosted Ken Regan Presents Bob Dylan. The show, which was produced in honor of Dylan's 70th, featured Ken Regan's classic and iconic shots from Dylan's historic fall 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Shortly before his death in 2012, Regan told us that prior to the tour, it was inconceivable for Dylan to allow any photographer such unprecedented and unlimited access: "He just came out of his shell. It was like, the equivalent of Howard Hughes -- who nobody had seen or talked to in 20 years -- suddenly saying, 'Okay, I want you to document everything that I'm doing for the next 70 days.' And I did! I shot 13,475 images."
Regan said that even though Dylan was more accessible than he had ever been before in his career -- he did demand a modicum of privacy: "He said, 'There are a couple of reservations that I have. My wife and kids are gonna be on the tour. You can photograph them as much as you want -- never, ever release them.'"