Janis Joplin fans are about to get a much closer look at the legendary musician.
The poster and teaser trailer for Janis: Little Girl Blue, the upcoming doc about Joplin from director Amy Berg and producer Alex Gibney, were released Thursday. In a press release, FilmRise described the film as “an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist.”
The trailer cuts between photographs and footage of Joplin, from schoolgirl to icon, under audio of her song “Mercedes Benz.” Her friends and family gave interviews, snippets of which we hear in the trailer, and singer Chan Marshall (a.k.a. Cat Power) serves as the doc’s narrator, reading many of Joplin’s letters.
“I just started singing when I was about 17,” Joplin says at the beginning of the trailer, “and I could sing.” She certainly could.
Janis: Little Girl Blue will be released in New York on Nov. 27 and Los Angeles on Dec. 4 before rolling out to select cities and digital and home media platforms. It follows the release of Amy and Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, documentaries about Amy Winehouse and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, both of whom — like Joplin — died at age 27.