Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the The Black Cinema Series series.

Duration: 

115m

Rating: 

Not Rated

Friday, July 27
6:30PM  

About the Film:

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more.

Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of "Slave to the Rhythm," “Pull Up to the Bumper,” "Love is the Drug," and more.

Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.

This Black Cinema Series show is also part of the Little Summer of Music series

The Black Cinema Series is presented with the Rochester Association of Black Journalists

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami – Official U.S. Trailer