The late singer Amy Winehouse is the subject of an upcoming documentary from Senna director Asif Kapadia, and a new clip from the film gives some insight into her beginnings as a songwriter—and includes her jokingly trying out what sounds like an American accent.
The clip begins with Winehouse looking into a camera and playfully noting that she looks like a “floating head” before narration from her manager Nick Schmansky comes in. He talks about the first time he asked her about songwriting as Winehouse sings in the background. “She said, she’s not sure about writing songs, but she’s written a lot of poems,” he says. “She knew full well she’d been writing songs, but they were very personal songs.”
The documentary, simply titled Amy, doesn’t arrive in theaters until the summer, but it’s already the subject of some controversy: Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, told The Sun he doesn’t approve of the film. “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time,” he said. “Amy would have been furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”
Amy will be screening this month at the Cannes Film Festival and will arrive in U.K. theaters July 3.