Amy Winehouse documentary trailer released
Late singer reveals her aversion to fame.
In the trailer for the documentary "Amy," a young Amy Winehouse tells an interviewer, "I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I can handle it; I'd probably go mad."
The statement is hauntingly prescient, as anyone who followed the brief life and career of the singer, who died in 2011 at age 27, would know. The documentary, directed by Asif Kapadia ("Senna"), will tell Winehouse's story through archival footage and interviews. Especially telling are the interviews with Winehouse pre-fame, where she discusses her motivations for writing her soulful music and musings on how she'd handle fame.
According to the YouTube description of the movie, it'll also examine how Winehouse's success "resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel."
The documentary hits theaters on July 3, one week before the fourth anniversary of her death.
Even though the trailer is less than a minute-and-a-half, it's compelling. Watch it and see if you agree:
This is the second project in the past year that tries to paint a more complete picture of the singer. Last fall, we told you about an Amy Winehouse photo exhibition that was curated by her brother and father. Their goal was to show sides of the late singer that the public never saw. That exhibit is still showing at the Beit Hatfutsot museum in Tel Aviv through the end of May.
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