Netflix will be releasing Martin Scorsese‘s “Rolling Thunder Revue” June 12. The documentary embarks on the story of famed musician Bob Dylan and his music as performed in the fall of 1975.
In an exclusive from Variety, the Scorsese-directed doc follows “the troubed spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year.” Bob Dylan’s greatest hits include “Like a Rolling Stone,” Blowin’ in the Wind” and “Tangled Up in Blue,” to name a few. The documentary will feature concert segments and will be “part fever dream,” as Netflix describes it.
From the Variety article:
Concurrent with the streaming release, the film is being booked into awards-qualifying theatrical engagements in New York and Los Angeles. The thunder will roll into other cities as well. The night before the official release, Netflix has one-time “road show” theatrical showings set for 20 cities.
Among the cities screening the film theatrically are London, Paris, Washington, D.C., Nashville, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Portland, Tulsa, Tempe, Chicago, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Bologna and Sydney. The Los Angeles and New York screenings will carry on after the film premieres on the streaming network. This will benefit its awards potential going into the fall, a topic of discussion among the academy’s latest rulings. A CD box set is also confirmed to be released by Sony on June 11. This features a collection of Dylan’s concert rehearsals and professionally recorder sets from the tour.
Scorsese’s documentary isn’t his only Oscar hopeful to release this year. “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, is slated for a Netflix release. After production pushed it back from last year, the film released a teaser which primes it for a 2019 release.
“Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” releases June 12 onto Netflix streaming, with a limited theatrical run to accompany it. It is produced by Grey Water Park Productions and Sikelia Productions. It carries a runtime of 2 hours and 22 minutes.