On Thursday, February 6, Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley would have turned 75. Marley was responsible for the spread of global reggae in the 1970s and still appeals to the imagination of millions of music lovers all over the world. That's why the Caribbean Creativity Foundation, in collaboration with Melkweg Amsterdam and more than ten other film theaters, is organizing a tribute to the 'King of Reggae' with a full-blown Marley75 Film Festival in Amsterdam and some other cities, including premieres, classics and parties.
The Marley75 Film Festival runs from February 1-20, 2020. During this period, almost every day a film can be seen about Marley, his legacy or his home country, Jamaica, in one of the participating film theaters: Melkweg, De Balie, Rialto, De Uitkijk, Studio/K, Filmhuis Guinea, Oxville Cinema, Filmhuis Vrijburcht and Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam, LantarenVenster in Rotterdam, Filmhuis Den Haag and Filmhuis Alkmaar. In total, there will be more than 20 screenings spread across 12 film theaters throughout the first 20 days of ‘Reggae Month’, as February is commonly called in Jamaica. In addition to various premieres and classics, of course there are also be some reggae parties during the festival.
Scroll down for the programme in the Melkweg. The complete programme of Marley75 Film Festival can be found on the website of Caribbean Creativity.