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Amy Winehouse documentary to hit cinemas in July

By | Published on Thursday 19 March 2015

Amy Winehouse

The documentary about Amy Winehouse made by ‘Senna’ director Asif Kapadia will hit cinemas on 3 Jul, it has been announced.

Speaking about the film at a pre-Grammys screening last month, Universal Music UK CEO David Joseph said: “About two years ago we decided to make a movie about [Winehouse] – her career and her life. 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”.

As previously reported, the film apparently has the approval of the Winehouse family, and was shopped to potential distributors at the Cannes Film Festival back in 2013.

Kapadia said at the time: “This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can”.