Filmusic Festival: JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

| 2015 | 1 hr. 46 min. | | , ,
Directed by AMY BERG

Friday June 24, 2016

SPECIAL EVENT

Individual Tickets: $12 per movie, $9 for MV Film Society members (except when special pricing). Festival Pass $75, Member’s Festival Pass $60.
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by AMY BERG

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time – a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her untimely and tragic death in 1970 at age 27. This in depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often-beleaguered artist. Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. A new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.

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“Berg's film presents a well-rounded, deeply admiring picture of a maverick talent who paved the way for countless female rockers, some of whom, namely Pink, Melissa Etheridge and part-time musician Juliette Lewis, pay tribute over the end credits.” The Hollywood Reporter

“In Amy Berg’s documentary Little Girl Blue, the sound that erupts from Janis Joplin singing the ’60s R&B classic “Cry Baby” comes as close as I’ve heard to a grown-up singer capturing a baby’s primal squall. Heard today, this raw, insistent scream, from Joplin’s posthumously released 1971 album, “Pearl,” is as disturbing and powerful as ever.”  The New York Times

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