After crafting one of the best documentaries of all-time surrounding a single figure with Senna, director Asif Kapadia will hopefully do it once more with his next project. Amy tells the story of Amy Winehouse, the artist who tragically died at the age of 27 back in 2011. With A24 recently picking up U.S. distribution (marking the first time they’ve distributed a documentary), the first trailer has now arrived.
As hinted at in the trailer below, the documentary tells her life’s story in her own words, with unheard songs as well as a wealth of archive footage that the world has yet to see. Based off just this brief preview, it looks to be a touching tribute to the late musician. Set for a U.K. release on July 3rd and an U.S. release likely around the same time, check out the trailer and poster below.
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.