Win tickets: Amy (15)
PUBLISHED: 12:12 08 July 2015
The life of Amy Winehouse will be explored in compelling documentary, Amy (15).
The film will provide an in-depth look into the incredible high’s on stage Amy enjoyed, but also explore the troubles off it that led to her death in 2011.
Her death at the age of 27 – joining Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain in the 27 Club – shocked the music industry and robbed it of one of its most creative and distinct artists.
The film, which the Curzon will start showing on Friday, starts right at the beginning and explores Amy’s childhood and traces her London roots. Her rise to stardom was inexorable, as she went on to scoop five Grammy Awards for her album Back To Black.
Songs such as Rehab, Stronger Than Me, Valerie and Love Is A Losing Game made her a hit everywhere she turned.
However the incredible performances on stage masked personal battles, most notably addictions.
The film has been directed by Asif Kapadia, who also was behind the critically-acclaimed Senna documentary, and delves deep into her past to make it a compelling two-hour documentary.
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