Bob Dylan’s legendary 1975 tour is the subject of the new “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese,” screening only one day – Tuesday, June 11 – at Cinemapolis before it goes to Netflix and select theaters on June 12.
Described as “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream,” the film captures the spirit of Dylan’s tour in the fall of 1975, when he was joined by a caravan of characters including Joan Baez, Roger McGuinn, Joni Mitchell, Ronee Blakely, Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Bob Neuwirth.
The 142-minute film includes Dylan’s first on-camera interview since 2005’s “No Direction Home,” also directed by Scorsese.
“It wasn’t a success, not if you measure success in terms of profit,” he said of the tour in the trailer for the new film. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Or finding anything. Life is about creating yourself.” Baez, Patti Smith and Allen Ginsburg are also interviewed in the film.
“Rolling Thunder Revue” will be shown twice, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., on Tuesday. For more information, or to purchase advance tickets, visit cinemapolis.org.
If that’s not enough, last week Dylan released the 14-CD collection “Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings,” which features five complete shows from the tour along with other archival finds. Find out more at bobdylan.com.