"Trouble No More: A Musical Film" combines previously unreleased performance footage from Bob Dylan's 1980 tour with new material written by Luc Sante and performed by Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon.
In 1978, Bob Dylan was a mess. His divorce from Sara Lowndes had been finalized, followed by a bitter custody battle. His four-hour film “Renaldo & Clara,” shot during the Rolling Thunder Revue tour, had opened (and quickly closed) to savage reviews, and the “Street Legal” album didn’t fare much better. The big band — heavy on horns and background singers — that he had taken on the road for an outing often dubbed “the alimony tour” was being dismissed as a tacky sell-out.