Who Shot the Sheriff?
Celebrating Bob Marley’s Birthday
Wednesday, February 6th @ 6:30 PM
@ THE SHOP
621 N. Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15208
Please RSVP for Free Tickets at EVENTBRITE
Written by: Jeff Zimbalist & Michael Zimbalist
Director: Kief Davidson
Country: Jamaica Genre: Drama Length: 57 Minutes
Languages: English and Patois
Synopsis (courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine)
Who Shot the Sheriff? – is both a revelatory and tightly focused film. By examining a singular, central event in Reggae superstar Bob Marley’s life—a still-unsolved crime — director Kief Davidson takes advantage of the sort of built-in tension often lacking in many music documentaries.
On December 3, 1976, two days before Marley was to perform at a massive, open-air concert for 80,000 people in Kingston, Jamaica—a concert put together by then–Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to simmer down the political tensions and gang violence engulfing the country—Marley along with his wife, Rita, and manager, Don Taylor, were shot at Marley’s home on Hope Road in Kingston by a small group of unknown assailants. Marley’s wife and manager were seriously injured but made full recoveries, and though Marley himself was only grazed by bullets in his chest and arm, the message sent by the attack was profound.