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Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse doc gets UK release date

Altitude Film Distribution will release Amy, filmmaker Asif Kapadia's documentary look at the life of late pop singer Amy Winehouse (pictured), in UK cinemas on July 3.
March 19, 2015

Asif Kapadia‘s documentary about late pop singer Amy Winehouse (pictured) will open in UK cinemas on July 3 via Altitude Film Distribution.

Amy marks the Senna filmmaker’s third doc and tells the story of the British star, who died from alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27, “in her own words, plus those of her earliest friends.” It also incorporates previously unseen archival footage and unheard music.

James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through the Gift Shop) produced the film through On The Corner with Universal Music serving as coproducer. Cinetic Media is handling domestic sales.  A U.S. distributor has not been announced.

A minute-long trailer for the film debuted at Universal Music Group’s pre-Grammy brunch in February, and “featured photos and video of the late singer as well as audio from an interview where she talked about becoming famous,” according to Billboard.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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