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Berlin Film Festival Introduces Bob Marley, Ai WeiWei Documentaries

On Thursday (Feb. 9), the Berlin Film Festival opens boasting a number of interesting projects but the most Parlour-ish has to be Marley, the Bob Marley documentary, and AI WeIWeI: Never Sorry, another documentary about controversial artist, Ai Wei Wei.

Marley per The Guardian‘s extract says it will be the “World premiere of the much-anticipated documentary on the legendary Jamaican reggae musician, often cited as the third world’s first superstar. Directed by The Last King of Scotland‘s Kevin Macdonald, it was made with the co-operation of Marley’s family and therefore aims to be the definitive account of Marley’s life.

AI WeIWeI: Never Sorry will be, per The Guardian: Documentary profile of the high-profile Chinese artist and activist, the subject of regular harassment and arrest. American film-maker Alison Klayman followed Ai for two years to make this, chronicling his clashes with authorities, artistic practice and vocal opposition to corruption.

I’d like to see both, but alas, I’m laid in bed even as I write this post with a cold. But if you’re in Berlin, wave to our girl Nicole and check out the Film Festival website for all of the festivities beginning Feb. 9-19. Tell us how the documentaries turn out!

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