Bob Dylan Gospel Years Documentary to Screen in NJ

One of the most divisive periods in Bob Dylan’s legendary career is coming to the big screen.

“Trouble No More,” the acclaimed documentary chronicling the singer/songwriter’s 1980 gospel tour, plays the Asbury Park Press Stage at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Tickets for the screening are $10, or free with $50 annual membership to the Count Basie Theatre Cinema Society. Tickets and more information are available via, 732-842-9000 or the Basie box office, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank.

Bob Dylan, shown in January 2012 in Los Angeles, is the subject of the documentary “Trouble No More.” (Photo: Associated Press)

Directed by Jennifer Lebeau, the film had its world premiere earlier this year at the New York Film Festival.

Centered on Dylan’s controversial born again Christian period of the late 1970s and early ’80s, “Trouble No More” reportedly features footage from his 1979 to 1980 gospel tour appearances in Toronto and Buffalo with a backing band including Spooner Oldham, Terry Young, Fred Tackett, Tim Drummond and Jim Keltner, with backup singers Clydie King, Gwen Evans, Mona Lisa Young, Regina McCrary and Mary Elizabeth Bridges.

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon also appears as a sermon-delivering evangelical preacher in “Trouble No More.”

The film screened in a small number of theaters across the country in November, and is included in some editions of this year’s Dylan box set “The Bootleg Series Vol. 13: Trouble No More 1979 – 1981.”

Tim Ziegler