Amy Winehouse Peers Out From First ‘Amy’ Documentary Poster
The Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend, and it’s set to make its debut in U.K. theaters on July 3 and in the U.S. later this summer. Now, the film’s poster has surfaced online, featuring Winehouse’s piercing gaze and trademark winged eyeliner. Take a look below:
Last month, the first trailer for the Asif Kapadia–directed film emerged, depicting footage of the Back to Black singer as a child, as well as a recording of Winehouse admitting, “I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad.”
More recently, A24 Films shared a clip from the movie, which captured Winehouse laughing and singing into the camera, her former manager Nick Shymansky describing how the singer came into her songwriting and images of her handwritten lyrics.
While Amy has so far received rave reviews since its debut at Cannes, the late singer’s family has had a negative response to the film and its portrayal of them — Winehouse’s father in particular — as unsupportive of his daughter. They have since distanced themselves from the forthcoming documentary.
“It’s both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” a statement from Winehouse’s family read. “The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy’s associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut.”