Amy Winehouse documentary gets U.S. release date
Amy, the documentary about late singer Amy Winehouse, will hit theaters nationwide on July 10. The film will be released in the U.K., New York and Los Angeles one week prior. Its world premiere is at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16.
Director Asif Kapadia uses never-before-seen footage of the British artist to tell Winehouse’s story in her own words. Amy will also feature unheard tracks from Winehouse, who died from alcohol poisoning at 27 in July 2011. Winehouse’s latest album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, was released posthumously in December 2011.
While the singer’s family has called the documentary “misleading,” a representative for the film told People last month they had the family’s blessing. “We came on board with the full backing of the Winehouse family and we approached the project with total objectivity,” the rep said. “We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy. The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”