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Watch the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new Bob Dylan documentary

Netflix has unearthed the trailer for Martin Scorsese’s latest Bob Dylan documentary; Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story.

Setting out across a 1975 America exhausted politically, economically and socially, a busload of musicians – assembled by Bob Dylan – hits the road in search of new creative horizons. The resulting tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue, would reveal a Dylan rarely seen: playful, mask-wearing, intense, expansive, rejuvenated” says Netflix of the release.

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The Netflix film will be available to stream on June 12, with the release of the 14-disc box set Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings out this Friday June 7.

This is the second time the renowned filmmaker has used Bob Dylan as a subject of work, following his 2005 piece No Direction Home which focused on Dylan’s impact on 20th century pop culture.

Similarly in this film, Scorsese tells the story of an icon and a nation in a single year, using restored footage to take viewers into a nostalgic era of breathtaking musical boundaries in the form of Dylan’s own psyche. Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story also has some heavy features from some of the tour’s special guests including Allen Ginsberg, Joan Baez and Rubin Carter.

The documentary is an accompaniment to the Rolling Thunder Revue: the 1975 Live Recordings, which is a 14-disc collection that features the tracks from five complete shows during the 1975 tour, along with some archival rehearsals and collector’s listening pieces.

Check out the trailer below:

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June 4, 2019