Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, the long-gestating new film, now has a release date, and it’s coming to us sooner than we’d expected.
Hitting Netflix on June 12, Rolling Thunder Revue has also been given a new synopsis from the streaming giant: “In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.”
New first-look photos for the non-traditional documentary were also released that showcase a more playful side of noted fun-hater Bobby D. Clad in face-paint and the ‘70s equivalent of a Coachella flower crown, Dylan is basically begging us for some good vibes, while in another image, he’s just kickin’ it with Allen Ginsberg at Jack Kerouac’s grave, having a grand old time. Or check this one out, in which he and Joan Baez are straight mean-mugging, getting ready to serve up some looks for the Instagram feed.
All around, Rolling Thunder Revue is shaping up to be truly fascinating. In a prior press release, Netflix described the film as “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream.” Dylan was also interviewed for the film, a shock for anyone who has been to any of his chatty concerts, in which he says a simple “thank you” at the end of the performance.
For more information on Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, head on over here. While you wait until the film’s June 12 release, check out the rest of the new promotional images below, beneath a 1988 Dylan performance from the Paste archives.