Screening at 8pm on Thu Sep 24th - Sun Sep 27th, and at 5:30pm on Thu Oct 1st - Sun Oct 4th
Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.
Rated R, 2 hr 8 min
Director: Asif Kapadia
Starring: Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson
The artistic life and awful death of Amy Winehouse at age 27 has been so exhaustively chronicled that we think we know everything about her. Think again.
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
With Amy, Asif Kapadia isn’t simply revisiting Ms. Winehouse’s life and death, but also telling the story of contemporary celebrity and, crucially, fandom’s cost.
- Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Amy never feels exploitative; the singer’s addictions were another facet of deeper personal issues that went inadequately addressed.
- Kyle Ryan, A.V. Club