Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 183: Thu Jul 2

Amy (Kapadia, 2015): Rio Cinema, 8pm

This screens as part of the East End London Film Festival and will be accompanied by a Q&A with director Asif Kapadia.

Rio Cinema introduction:
An outstandingly compiled chronicle which brilliantly brings into focus the talent, the triumph and the tragedy which made up the short life of Amy Winehouse. Despite just two albums to her name she has become one of the biggest music icons in British musical history. With a voice often described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in a generation musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, it was her chaotic personal life which made the headlines. Asif Kapadia records the highs and lows but never loses sight of the human being behind the mythology. In fact, AMY is as compelling and mesmerising as the subject herself.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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