Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and BamiĀ takes an unconventional approach to the rock biopic, resulting in a compelling experience for fans and an intriguing primer for novices.

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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“Perhaps Fiennes's intent is to draw the viewer into the solipsistic intensity of what it is to be Grace Jones. It is a bracing experience, because she is hedonistic, exultant, funny, and fierce.”

Boston Globe

“Grace Jones has always been an iconoclast. But this documentary restores her humanity.”

The NY Times

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Add to Calendar 9:15pm,
Friday 15 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Wednesday 27 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Sophie Fiennes

Year

2017

Running Time

116 minutes

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Country of Origin

UK

Language

English

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