The trailer for Bob Dylan’s forthcoming film Trouble No More was released today, and it documents Dylan’s gospel period from 1979 to 1981.
Trouble No More highlights Dylan’s faith-based music and features digitally restored footage from concerts in Toronto and Buffalo in late-April and early-May 1980. The film is also sprinkled with powerful sermons written by Luc Sante and delivered by Oscar- and Tony Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals, The Shape of Water, Boardwalk Empire).
Dylan’s gospel era began with the release of Slow Train Coming (1979), which was followed by Saved (1980) and ended with Shot of Love (1981). The film features Dylan performing with his incredible bandmates Spooner Oldham and Terry Young (keyboards), Fred Tackett (guitar), Tim Drummond (bass) and Jim Keltner (drums), with backing vocals from Clydie King, Gwen Evans, Mona Lisa Young, Regina McCrary and Mary Elizabeth Bridges.
This new tour film comes in conjunction with the release of Dylan’s Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13/1979-1981, which was released in late 2017 and featured an eight-CD and DVD Deluxe Edition box set consisting of 100 previously unreleased live and studio recordings.
Trouble No More was directed and produced by Jennifer Lebeau, and it made its debut at the 2017 New York Film Festival. The feature-length film starring Bob Dylan debuts on Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. EST, exclusively on Cinemax.
Watch the trailer for Trouble No More below and a Paste Cloud performance of Dylan performing in Oakland circa 1988 further down.