The first trailer for the documentary about Amy Winehouse, Amy is available. Stories of brilliantly talented people who crash and burn in the spotlight of fame are nothing new, alas. This tale doesn’t look any more cheerful than reports on such brief and tragic lives have in the past.
The preview shows scenes from her childhood, interviews, still photos, recording sessions and more.
Here’s the publicity information on the film.
“From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.
“Featuring extensive unseen archive 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 analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique 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 Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
“For all the latest information got to AmyFilm.co.uk.”
Amy will be out in the UK and Ireland on July 3. No info yet on availability in the U.S.
If you want to have a long listen to Amy Winehouse, here is a video of her singing her greatest hits, over an hour and a half of listening. She had so much talent, her death was a great loss.