Reelin’ and Rockin’: Amy (2015)
Director: Asif Kapadia Run Time: 128 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Amy Winehouse, Blake Fielder, Mark Ronson, Pete Doherty, Tony Bennett
Country: United Kingdom
Reelin’ and Rockin’ at Gateway Film Center
June 16, 2023 | In partnership with CD92.9, we’re bringing music back to the big screen with your favorite rock docs and films, hosted by Brian Phillips and Colin Gawel. Meet up with fellow music lovers in The Festival Lounge beginning at 7:00PM, and then join us at 9PM for the presentation.See more Reelin’ and Rockin’
About the film:
2016 Academy Award winner for Best Documentary Feature
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.
“An extraordinary, powerful work”
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.
About the filmmaker:
Asif Kapadia is a British film director, writer, and producer. He is best known for his visually striking, narratively-driven documentary films, including Amy (2015) on singer Amy Winehouse, which had its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, the BAFTA for Best Documentary, and a Grammy for Best Music Film, among other accolades. His documentary on motor racing legend Ayrton Senna, called Senna (2010), won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary, the BAFTA Award for Best Editing and the World Cinema Audience Award Documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival 2011. His narrative debut The Warrior (2001) won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film of the Year and the Award for Special Achievement by a Director, Writer or Producer in their Debut Feature.See our upcoming films