Amy Winehouse documentary to be screened in UK cinemas

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2015
Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse

A documentary about Amy Winehouse is set to be shown in UK cinemas in July, film-makers have confirmed

A documentary about Amy Winehouse is to be screened in UK cinemas later this year.

Asif Kapadia's 'Amy' sees the team behind the award-winning motor racing documentary 'Senna' reunite, with the movie scheduled to open in July.

David Joseph, the chief executive of Universal Music UK, recently remarked: "About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her - her career and her life. It's a very complicated and tender movie.

"It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius."

The documentary will feature previously-unseen archive footage, as well as unheard tracks that will help tell the dramatic story of the singer's life.

Winehouse, who battled drug and alcohol problems, died of alcohol poisoning in 2011.

And Mark Ronson, who produced 'Back to Black', claimed recently that nobody will ever come close to matching Winehouse's talent.

He said: "No one's ever going to compare to Amy because of the talent she had and the unique bond we had, that rapport, that energy in the studio.

"For all the stuff that I did on 'Back to Black', I think we only ever spent five or six days together in the studio."

Amy

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 90 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asif Kapadia
  • UK release: 3 July 2015

Documentary on Amy Winehouse, charting her career from her early days to superstar status and subsequent fall. Kapadai creates an incredibly intimate look at the singer, with clips of her lighter side underlining the gravity of her loss. Punchy, provocative and just plain sad.

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