Amy Winehouse Documentary To Be Released This Summer


Fans will finally be able to see the backstory behind the late Amy Winehouse. Filmmaker Asif Kapadia has plans to release a brand new documentary that will give fans a closer look at the singer’s troubled life, from her previous relationships to her problems with media attention and, of course, her music. Universal Music UK boss David Joseph made a statement about the film after debuting the official trailer at a pre-Grammy brunch last month.

“About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her — her career and her life,” Joseph told Mirror. “It’s a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”

The documentary, entitled Amy: The Girl Behind The Name, will include unheard music from Winehouse and archival footage. Kapadia assured that the film will detail her career, which eventually became clouded by her personal battles with the paparazzi, her substance abuse and mental health issues.

The official release is set for July 3rd via U.K.’s Altitude Film Distribution. No US distributor has been announced yet.

Winehouse’s soulful voice has captivated fans around the world since her debut album Frank in 2003. She released her second album Back To Black in 2006 and managed to rack up five Grammy awards for her smash single “Rehab” in 2008. Winehouse’s career was cut tragically short in 2011 after she was found dead with two empty bottle of vodka found next to her. After her death, record sales skyrocketed and Back To Black became the best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK at the time.

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