Amy Winehouse Doc Depicts Tortured Artist and Incenses her Family
Amy Winehouse’s death from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27, during the summer of 2011, was a devastating blow to her legions of fans who had accepted the hope that she would always woo us with her flawless tone and charismatic renderings.
But alas, the good times ended as soon as they began, but thanks to a new documentary, Amy, erected in her honor, we can close that chapter with grace as we sublimely witness the singer in her element, with the aid of video footage and vintage photographs.
Amy, which will be released sometime this summer, captures the often times tortured artist at her most vulnerable, as she tries to hold on to her sanity amidst the revelry heralding her ascension. The trailer depicts her verbally assaulting her celebrity status, “I don’t think I’m going to be all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad”.
Amy is supposed to debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, but her family members have made it clear that they are not supporting the direction Asif Kapadia chose to tread when it came to revealing the vibrant layers of the Grammy-winning singer.
“Unbalanced” and “misleading are the words, they have used to describe a film that they have decided to “disassociate” themselves from in an effort to protect the person they love.
Either way, Amy will be a film that will inspire and fascinate those of us who need closure and maybe that is all it really needs to achieve.