Amy Winehouse documentary set for summer release
Amy Winehouse's tumultuous life and career will be explored in “Amy”, a new documentary directed by “Senna” filmmaker Asif Kapadia. The film will be released July 3 by UK's Altitude Film Distribution, though no US distributor has been announced.
The documentary explores the singer's relationships, battles with media attention and influential music, incorporating previously unheard recordings and unseen archival footage. Winehouse released two acclaimed studio albums – including her 2006 breakout, “Back to Black” – before dying of alcohol poisoning in July 2011, at age 27.
The project's website features an official poster and promises a trailer is “coming soon.”
Winehouse's second LP, the acclaimed “Back to Black”, cemented her smoky throwback R&B-soul style and earned the musician five Grammy Awards. Spawning massive hit singles like “Rehab”, it became one of the UK's top-selling albums of the 21st century. But toward the end of her life, the singer's personal life overshadowed her artistry, as she battled with paparazzi, legal problems and reports of substance abuse and mental health issues.
Kapadia previously directed the BAFTA-winning 2010 documentary “Senna”, which focused on the life and death of Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna.
Source: Rolling Stone