Story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse featured at Mary D. Fisher Theatre
Sedona AZ (August 2, 2015) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to continue its summer music film series with the one-night-only screenings of “Amy” — an award-winning documentary about the late Amy Winehouse featuring such music legends as Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and more. The film will show Monday, Aug. 10 at 4 and 7 p.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (“Senna”), “Amy” tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.
A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyze her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our modern era.
Amy became an international sensation, experiencing a meteoric rise to fame she had never sought nor expected. Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel. Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.
Four years later, Kapadia’s powerful documentary invites audiences to remember and celebrate Amy as a brilliant artist while asking ourselves how it was that we watched her disappear in front of our eyes.
Critics are raving about “Amy”. GQ Magazine calls it “a masterpiece!” and The New York Times calls it “an intensely intimate experience.”
“A remarkable documentary about Amy Winehouse’s tragically short life!” — Vanity Fair
“An unforgettable portrait of the cult of celebrity in the iphone era.” — Variety
“A devastating don’t-miss dazzler! Look, listen and weep!” — Rolling Stone
“Amy” will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre one day only: Monday, Aug. 10 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.