Capri: Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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Showings

Capri Theater Thu, Feb 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Tags:Music
Biography
Documentary
Women Directors
LGBTQ
Release Year:2017
Runtime:115 min
Country/Region:UK
Ireland
Language:English
Print Source:Kino Lorber
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kvyuUuLCGw
Cast/Crew
Director:Sophie Fiennes
Producer:Sophie Fiennes
Shani Hinton
Katie Holly
Beverly Jones
Cinematographer:Remko Schnorr
Principal Cast:Grace Jones
Filmography:The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology ('12)
Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow ('10)
The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema ('06)
Hoover Street Revival ('01)

Description

Followed by a conversation lead by guest TBA

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more.

Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman.

But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of "Slave to the Rhythm," “Pull Up to the Bumper,” "Love is the Drug," and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.


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