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Amy Winehouse doc to screen at Cannes

Senna director Asif Kapadia's documentary about late pop singer Amy Winehouse (pictured) will get a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
April 16, 2015

Senna director Asif Kapadia’s documentary about late pop singer Amy Winehouse will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Amy (pictured) will get a midnight screening out of competition at the 68th annual event, which runs from May 13 to 24.

The film, which was produced by Kapadia, James Gay Ree’s indie On The Corner and Universal Music, will open in the UK on July 3 via distributor Altitude Film.

A24 has acquired the North American rights and is reportedly planning theatrical release for the summer. The acquisition is the first documentary for the Spring Breakers and Under The Skin distributor.

Check out this year’s Cannes line-up here and watch the teaser trailer for Amy below:

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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