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New Amy Winehouse documentary trailer reveals frank confessions

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“I’m not a girl trying to be a star, I’m just a girl that sings,” says the late Amy Winehouse in a new full-length trailer for director Asif Kapadia’s documentary on the troubled British songstress, who passed away at age 27 due to drug and alcohol abuse in 2011.

A portrait on the late soul singer—compiled from hundreds of interviews, never-before-seen home video clips and concert footage—premiered at the Cannes Film Festival late last week to warm reviews. Variety praised the doc for its “intimacy and intelligence,” while The Hollywood Reporter called it “emotionally raw.”

But the film hasn’t been well received by the loved ones Winehouse left behind. Though featured in Amy, the songstress’ parents have called the film “misleading,” and in a new editorial for The Telegraph, the late artist’s partner Reg Traviss has accused Kapadia of creating a “fictionalized biopic.”

The award-winning director (Senna) stands by his film, though he recently admitted to The Associated Press that “there are maybe things that could have been done differently.”

Amy will be released in select theaters July 3 and open nationwide July 10.

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