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Bob Dylan and Martin Scorsese Team Up for Netflix Documentary

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Bob Dylan and legendary director Martin Scorsese have teamed up for a Netflix project set to be released in 2019, Variety reports. The documentary film chronicles the singer-songwriter’s famed 1975-76 Rolling Thunder Revue tour.

This marks the second time the two have worked together, the first time being on the Scorsese-directed 2005 documentary, No Direction Home: Bob Dylan.

However Rolling Thunder Revue is reported to be less of a straightforward documentary than its predecessor. “There’s a reason the word ‘story’ appears in the title,” a source told Variety.

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According to a Netflix-supplied synopsis, “‘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. Part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream, ‘Rolling Thunder’ is a one of a kind experiencefrom master filmmaker Martin Scorsese.”

Netflix did confirm to Variety that Bob Dylan is interviewed in the film, a noteworthy detail considering the Nobel prize winner’s typically reclusive nature.

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A release date for the Netflix release has not yet been set.

The Rolling Thunder Revue Tour was Bob Dylan’s 1975-1976 concert tour which featured a traveling caravan of musicians including previous collaborators Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. The tour ran for 57 shows across North America.

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