New Bob Dylan documentary to feature rare concert footage from his “born again” period

Peter Noble/RedfernsBob Dylan‘s “born again” period of the late 1970s and early ’80s is the focus of a new documentary called Trouble No More that will get its world premiere October 2 in New York City, as part of the 55th annual New York Film Festival.

The one-hour movie features newly restored concert footage from 1980 shows in Buffalo, New York, and Toronto during the final leg of the folk-rock legend’s Gospel tour.

Much of the footage, which originally was shot on videotape, was thought to have been lost, but it was rediscovered recently. In addition to the concert performances, the documentary also features sermons penned by Belgian writer Luc Sante and recited by actor Michael Shannon.

Trouble No More was directed by Jennifer Lebeau, who previously worked on two other documentary shorts for Dylan: 2010’s The Witmark Demos and 2014’s The Basement Tapes: The Legendary Tale. Tickets for the movie premiere will go on sale soon.

Dylan’s “born again” period encompassed three studio albums which focused on Christian themes: 1979’s Slow Train Coming, 1980’s Saved and 1981’s Shot of Love.

In other news, Dylan recently scheduled a pair of fall U.S. concerts — an October 13 gig at Harrah’s Resort SoCal in Valley Center, California, and an October 14 show at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.

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