6th CUFF.Docs

Nov 28 - Dec 2, 2018

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

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Documentary / Music / Female Filmmaker / Biography

18+ Licensed Screening
107 minutes

credits

Director/Screenwriter
Amy Berg

Producers
Amy J. Berg
Alex Gibney
Jeff Jampol
Katherine LeBlond

Narration
Chan Marshall (Cat Power)

Website
www.janismovie.com

Facebook
www.facebook.com/Janismovie/

Twitter
@janismovie

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Janis: Little Girl Blue

United States, 2015 : Western Canadian Premiere
Archives 2016
None

description

Oscar® nominated Amy J. Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL, WEST OF MEMPHIS) presents a stunning, insightful portrait of the original “Rock Chick” Janis Joplin, a white girl with a ferocious, soulful voice who broke into the male dominated music scene but grappled with her inner demons and addictions. Produced by Oscar® winner Alex Gibney and narrated by Chan Marshall (musician Cat Power) the film features archival footage alongside Janis’ personal correspondence and contemporary interviews. With interviews from old band members, unseen audio and video footage, and readings from Janis’ letters home to her parents the documentary brings Janis to life. JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. 

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Toronto International Film Festival 2015
IDFA 2015
Venice Film Festival 2015

DIRECTOR'S BIO
Oscar® nominated Amy Berg has written, produced, and directed the documentaries DELIVER US FROM EVIL, WEST OF MEMPHIS, AN OPEN SECRET and PROPHET'S PREY, as well as the fiction feature  EVERY SECRET THING.

press for Janis: Little Girl Blue

"Amy Berg brings an intimate voice to her absorbing documentary portrait of late blues-rock goddess Janis Joplin."
- Variety
"An insightful reminder of a vivid yet complex figure."
- The Guardian