Netflix's new Bob Dylan documentary finally gets release date

The Martin Scorsese-directed "Rolling Thunder Revue" was first announced in January.
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After months of waiting, Bob Dylan fans finally know when they'll be able to watch a much-awaited Martin Scorsese documentary about the singer-songwriter.

Called "Rolling Thunder Review: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese," the film promises to capture "the troubled spirit of America in 1975 and the joyous music that Dylan performed during the fall of that year."

Centered on Dylan's famous concert series of the same name — which Rolling Stone once described as being "unlike any other tour in rock history" — Netflix says it's "part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream."

On Thursday, Variety reported that it will be streaming on Netflix on June 12, with some showings in select theaters happening the day before.

The entertainment magazine says the theater showings will be in 11 cities, including Minneapolis. 

The Rolling Thunder tour was unique in that Dylan, by then a major star, performed each engagement in small, intimate theaters with "virtually no advance notice," and played alongside a number of fellow songwriters, including Joan Baez.

The film's release comes with a major bonus: a massive compilation of the tour's performances in a 14-CD boxset, Pitchfork Media notes.

The website says it will be released on June 7 as a "companion piece" to the film.

The Rolling Thunder documentary was first announced back in January, and will actually be Scorsese's second documentary about Bob Dylan.

The first is "No Direction Home," which covers Dylan's early-to-mid 60s career and was released in 2005. 

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