‘Amy’ Trailer: Amy Winehouse Struggles With the Concept of Fame
This July marks the fourth anniversary of the tragic, untimely death of British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away at the young age of 27. Winehouse’s music was powerful and raw, and although her struggles with addiction were highly publicized, there was something so beautifully relatable about how incredibly human she was, even in front of all those (often intrusive) cameras. To help celebrate the life of Amy Winehouse comes the trailer for Amy, from the director of the acclaimed documentary Senna.
The trailer for Amy is sparse and haunting, featuring a way-slowed-down version of her hit single “Back to Black.” With previously unseen footage, photos and music, the trailer promises a tender look at the life of a singer we only knew threw songs and tabloid reports. Similar to the fantastic upcoming HBO doc Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Amy will also give us unprecedented access to the life of the late singer, who passed away in 2011 from alcohol poisoning.
In the trailer, we hear Winehouse tell an interviewer that she doesn’t believe she’ll ever be famous at all, expressing her fear at the idea of it — “I mean, I would go mad.” Winehouse knew herself better than anyone else, but no one could have foreseen just how hard that struggle would be.
From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.
Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
Amy will hit U.K. theaters on July 3, just 20 days before the anniversary of Winehouse’s passing. A24 will release the documentary in the U.S. sometime this summer.