New Amy Winehouse Documentary Announced

18 March 2015, 10:28 | Updated: 2 November 2017, 15:29

Amy Winehouse

A new documentary from the director of Senna is set to feature previously unheard Amy Winehouse tracks.

A brand new documentary about the life of British singer Amy Winehouse has been announced from BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia.

‘Amy’ promises to feature “extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks” and is set to be released on July 03, 2015.

Director Asif Kapadia won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film in 2010 for his documentary ‘Senna’ about the life of Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna.

The first poster of the film has been released:

Amy Documentary - poster

About the documentary:

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 and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most original and adored songs of the modern era.

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.

The Back To Black star died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

Amy is released to UK cinemas on 3 July, 2015.