GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

Showings

Scene 1 Fri, May 11 4:30 PM
Scene 1 Fri, May 11 7:00 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 12 12:30 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 12 3:00 PM
Scene 1 Sat, May 12 8:00 PM
Scene 1 Sun, May 13 1:00 PM
Scene 1 Sun, May 13 6:00 PM
Scene 1 Sun, May 13 8:30 PM
Scene 1 Mon, May 14 4:30 PM
Scene 1 Tue, May 15 3:30 PM
Scene 1 Tue, May 15 8:00 PM
Scene 1 Wed, May 16 4:30 PM
Scene 1 Wed, May 16 7:00 PM
Scene 1 Thu, May 17 4:30 PM
Scene 1 Thu, May 17 7:00 PM
The Screening Room Fri, May 18 6:30 PM
The Screening Room Sat, May 19 5:00 PM
The Screening Room Sun, May 20 5:00 PM
The Screening Room Mon, May 21 6:30 PM
The Screening Room Tue, May 22 8:30 PM
The Screening Room Wed, May 23 9:00 PM
The Screening Room Thu, May 24 9:00 PM
Series Info
Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Rating:NR
Runtime:115 minutes
Director:Sophie Fiennes
Year Released:2018
Production Country:UK
USA

Description

“A sharp portrait of an iconic extraterrestrial." - Peter Bradshaw, the Guardian

“A feat of portraiture and a restoration of humanity." - Wesley Morris, the New York Times

“A must for fans and an intriguing watch for the more casual viewer." - Liz Beardsworth, Empire

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out.

The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams Bloods and Hurricane. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami weaves together the layers of Grace Jones' public and private life, as she moves effortlessly between different facets: she is a gypsy, artist and partying hedonist, warm and funny but also a fierce and tenacious businesswoman. This is a Grace we have not seen before, someone who reminds us of what it is to dare to be truly alive.

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