Shangri-La Entertainment, Tuff Gong Pictures and Milyoni has announced that Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s definitive documentary about the legendary musician Bob Marley will be the first U.S. release ever to be made available for streaming on Facebook the same day as its theatrical release, April 20. A portion of the proceeds from the film’s Facebook sales will benefit Save the Children.
The PG-13 film will be available to stream online using Milyoni’s Social Cinema technology, for a limited time at www.facebook.com/bobmarley starting at 12:01 a.m. on April 20th – the same day it hits theaters and On Demand – for $6.99 via PayPal or by credit card.
“We are proud to have the ‘MARLEY’ documentary support Save the Children,” said Executive Producer Ziggy Marley. “Helping underprivileged children is something that our father would do every day, so it is very appropriate for ‘MARLEY’ the film to be partnering with a charity whose main focus is helping children. Bob would be very happy.”
“We are delighted that awareness of children’s needs will be raised through this innovative effort,” said Carolyn Miles, president & CEO of Save the Children. “We are proud to use funds generated through this on-demand movie release for the children we serve.”
Made with the unprecedented support of the Marley family, “MARLEY” is the first film to tell the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary and legend – from his earliest days to his rise to international superstardom. Along with an incredible soundtrack, the film features rare footage, archival photos, incredible performances and interviews with Bob’s family, friends and bandmates.
Directed by Academy Award-winner Kevin Macdonald (“One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland,” etc.), “MARLEY” is produced by Steve Bing (Shangri-La Entertainment) and Charles Steel, and executive produced by Ziggy Marley and Island Records’ founder Chris Blackwell.