Amy

Showings

City Opera House Wed, Jul 29, 2015 9:00 PM
Addiction Treatment Services
State Theatre Thu, Jul 30, 2015 6:00 PM
The Trippe Family
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2015
Runtime:127 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:R
Production Country:UK
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.amyfilm.co.uk/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Amy Winehouse
Director:Asif Kapadia
Produced by:James Gay-Rees
Editing By:Chris King
Music By:Antonio Pinto

Description

Since her tragic death in 2011, Amy Winehouse has been remembered as a beehived, gin-soaked, self-destructive junkie with the sultry growl-an image the unrelenting tabloid media sensationalized to the point of caricature. And while it’s easy to reduce this soulful yet erratic artist to this idea or to the wry and biting lyrics of her songs, what director Asif Kapadia masterfully accomplishes instead is a much deeper look at a talented musician who might still be making music if not for a myriad of damaging influences on her life, only one of which was the substance that killed her. By using the voices of 100+ interviewees seamlessly mixed over archival footage-much of which was obtained from the personal collections of Winehouse’s family and friends-viewers are plunged into the heartrending predicament of an artist celebrated for the songs that came out of the most tragic experiences of her life.

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