‘Amy’ Documentary Opens Nationwide in July
The talked-about story of English singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse will finally be told in earnest through AMY. This documentary, directed by BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA) and released via A24 Films, will hit theaters nationwide on July 10.
Winehouse started her musical career with the release of her debut album, Frank, in 2003. Her second album, Back to Black, came out in 2006 and sky-rocketed in sales after her passing, becoming the “biggest-selling album in the UK in the 21st century.” Winehouse was always in the spotlight, for good and bad. The young artist was said to be involved in heavy drinking, drug use and more. Even still, her untimely death in July of 2011 was heartbreaking. Another artist with so much potential dead at 27 years old.
The documentary is expected to tell in more detail what Winehouse’s personal life and career were really like:
AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival 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 analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. But her massive success resulted in relentless and invasive media attention, which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle, saw her life tragically begin to unravel, resulting in her untimely death in July 2011 at the age of 27.
AMY hits theaters nationwide on July 10. For more information, check out the official documentary website here.