Although she only released music across a five year span, Janis Joplin grew to be a cultural icon that paved the way for female musicians to this day.
In “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” director Amy Berg tells the behind-the-scenes story of Joplin’s rise to fame and eventual death at the age of 27 by heroin overdose.
“On stage and on camera, Joplin frequently projected an image of being high and happy-go-lucky. Berg’s film reveals a more vulnerable character who cycled in and out of addictions and channelled her emotions into her art,” reads the film’s description.
Beginning Friday, Dec. 4, FilmBar in Phoenix will be screening the documentary. Tickets can be purchased for $9 for showingsthrough Dec. 10.