Amy Winehouse Documentary to Hit U.S. Screens This Summer
The Amy Winehouse documentary Amy may finally hit U.S. screens this upcoming summer. A24 is reportedly trying to acquire the rights to distribute the film, which would tentatively see a summer theatrical release.
According to Billboard, a trailer for the documentary is set to be released tomorrow (April 2). The documentary itself, which was directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Reese, details Winehouse's tumultuous personal life and career. It is also said to contain previously unreleased footage and music from the late singer. The film has a U.K. release date already set for July 3, nearly four years after Winehouse was found dead in her London home.
Rolling Stone goes into further detail about the content of the documentary, saying it deals with Winehouse's "battles with media attention," which undoubtedly influenced the rest of her life.
While her first album Frank was a critical success in the U.K. upon its initial release, it wasn't until Winehouse released her sophomore album, Back to Black, that she was catapulted to mainstream success and became a staple on U.S. radio. She went on to win win five Grammy Awards in 2008, making her the first British female artist to win five Grammys in a single night. Sadly, her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction were chronicled heavily in the media until she finally succumbed to alcohol poisoning, dying on July 23, 2011. It marked the loss of a supremely talented artist and served a huge blow to the music industry. She was only 27 years old.