Cinematique Presents: "Amy: The Girl Behind the Name"

Jul 30, 2015

Monday-Wednesday, August 24-26, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Wednesday, August 26, 4 pm

Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

From 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 this amazing artist. Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines. (Rater R, 2 hours 8 minutes)

"It's Amy's words, her music, her voicemails, her home videos, her friends, her family, her tormentors, and her timeless incandescence. Look, listen and weep."- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"In Kapadia's assured and careful hands, the film becomes less a portrait of a tragic artist, whose downward spiral was exacerbated by opportunistic family members and colleagues, than a discomforting mirror help up to her audience."- Anne Hornaday, Washington Post