English singer and songwriter Amy Whinehouse is set to be immortalized even further with a new documentary releasing this July.
Amy, directed by BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), follows the life of the 6-time-Grammy award winning singer often using back stage and behind the scene footage to let the singer tell her story posthumously.
Whinehouse made massive impacts in the music industry by combining soulful tones with often brutal and very modern stories of love and addiction. Sadly, she seemed to have more talent than self control and succumbed to drug addiction and died of an overdose in 2011.
Reviews for Amy have already been positive, with Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian giving it 5 stars. “Stunningly moving and powerful: intimate, passionate, often shocking, and almost mesmerically absorbing,” Bradshaw wrote.
“Boasting the same depth of feeling and breadth of archival material that made Kapadia’s Senna so rewarding,” wrote Guy Lodge of Variety about Amy. ”This immersive portrait will hit hard with viewers who regard Winehouse among the great lost voices not just of a generation, but of an entire musical genre.”