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Amy Winehouse’s music and life is both legendary and tragic. The upcoming documentary plans to explore the woman behind it all. 

On April 25th it was announced that the British film maker, Asif Kapadia, of the award-winning Senna documentary, would be at the helm of a much anticipated Amy Winehouse documentary.

In a revealing statement released by Kapadia and producer, James Gay-Rees, the pair discussed why it’s time this documentary be made.

“This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few films can,” shared Kapadia and Gay-Rees. “Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”

The film will be co-produced by Universal Music.

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TWM will be first in line to see this important film, and there are already fan twitter sites counting down to the doc. But is it too soon after Winehouse’s passing to make a documentary with true perspective?

What do you think?

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  1. No it’s not too early in my view in fact i’ve heard good feedback about his documentary I have a feeling it’s going to be good.
    I’ve said to quite a few fans for me it has to focus on Amy the artist and avoid looking like a Hollywood blockbuster.We all know the story of Amy’s addictions and he ways at times and we also know she cared a lot for certain people and loved to cook and things but she was an amazing artist and that is what should be the main theme here,if anything rare or new is in it then great.
    I’d like to see any new footage or audio especially rehearsals or studio out takes,the one thing personally I think the film should avoid is the tacky easy target stuff we’ve all seen a million times and interviews with those who were actually involved in her music like Robin Banerjee,Howie Gondwee,Femi Temowo and of course Dale Davis who knew Amy for many years.Those kind of people are the most important to me,not old school friends or the like but those who contributed to her music,who were there with her on the road and in the studio -keep the music the main theme.Thanks.