By now, we’re all mostly familiar with the tragic story of Amy Winehouse. It’s hard to believe that almost four years have passed since her untimely death, yet the story about the talented songstress is still being shaped to this day. Amy, directed by Senna director Asif Kapadia, utilizes unseen footage to serve as the definitive story of Winehouse’s short life.
However, the documentary has received minor backlash from those close to Winehouse, with many who initially supported the documentary now distancing themselves following the doc’s premiere at Cannes earlier this year. A statement released by a spokesperson for Winehouse’s family reads:
They feel that the film is a missed opportunity to celebrate her life and talent and that it is both misleading and contains some basic untruths….There are specific allegations made against family and management that are unfounded and unbalanced.
Nevertheless, Amy promises an intimate look at Winehouse’s life with nearly one-hundred interviews conducted to dictate the documentary’s objective look at the Grammy award-winning singer’s rise. Amy follows the release of another notable music documentary in Montage of Heck, which examines the life of departed Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain through private home videos and support from Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love.
Amy will be in theaters on July 10th.