Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27, and Amy is a new documentary from BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna) and produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop), which tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. It feature extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, shining a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy Winehouse 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 original 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 is released in the UK on July 3rd and more info can be found at AmyFilm.co.uk
Check out the official trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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