The first trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary Amy has been released online. The film comes from director Asif Kapadia, who helmed the incredible documentary Senna, so it’s instantly notable for that reason alone. Throw in the fact that it chronicles one of the most talented and tragic recording artists in recent memory, and that makes Amy a must-see.
This is very much a teaser trailer but it does a wonderfully haunting job of juxtaposing Winehouse’s talent with her fame. The movie features extensive unseen archival footage as well as previously unheard tracks, and it aims to document Winehouse’s success and subsequent invasive media attention, which added fuel to the fire of her precarious lifestyle.
Watch the trailer for Amy below, via Altitude Film. The film will be released in theaters sometime in 2015.
Here’s the synopsis for Amy:
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.