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Monday, May 18, 2015

"I Don't Think I Am Going to Be Famous. I Don't Think I Could Handle It." Watch the Teaser Trailer for the Amy Winehouse Documentary

I have to say, I am quite impressed by the slate of documentaries coming down the pipeline. Not only do the stories on Nina Simone and Malala Yousafzai look promising, but so does a new one on the late singer Amy Winehouse. Simply titled AMY, the film has already garnered a standing ovation at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last weekend, and if the teaser trailer is any indication, it looks like we may see a side to Winehouse we never have before. Though her songs (as few yet potent as they were) revealed an intimate, tortured look into her life, the documentary looks to delve even deeper.

Here's a little more about it:

From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.

Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

Watch the teaser:

The official trailer will premiere this Wednesday, May 20th. I can't wait to see this on the big screen.


Daniel said...

This looks incredibly interesting, hoping it's just as eye opening as Montage of Heck.

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