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The documentary Amy arrived in select theaters last weekend and quickly established itself as a force in the summer movie universe, garnering rave reviews and scoring a healthy box office. The story of Amy Winehouse is familiar but no less tragic or engaging, and Amy is the rare documentary that relies primarily on the words of its late subject, creating a remarkably intimate portrait of an artist at work and at play.
With Amy, the illuminating new documentary about neo-soul chanteuse Amy Winehouse arriving in theaters Friday, director Asif Kapadia set himself an outwardly selfless aim: to undo some of the damage caused by years of sensational tabloid coverage of the singer’s self-destructiv
What can another posthumous story tell us about someone who’s already been the subject of a thousand eulogies? A lot, it turns out. Amy is the second major documentary this year to find something fresh to say about a star whose brief life and untimely death had seemingly been pillaged for every last half-truth and salacious detail. The first, April’s almost painfully intimate Kurt Cobain portrait, Montage of Heck, did it by combining previously unseen source material with vivid, often surreal visuals.
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