Poster Released For Irish Doc, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, as it gets set for 27 October Release
Posted: 27th July 2017
The poster for Blinder Films’ highly anticipated Grace Jones doc biopic, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami has been revealed alongside the announcement that the doc will be released in cinemas on 27 October. Directed by Sophie Fiennes, the documentary will be broadcast live in selected cinemas across the UK and Ireland in a special one-night-only screening on 25 October, in an event entitled, Grace Jones and Friends Live.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is an electrifying journey through the performance, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones. Jones’ bold aesthetic echoes throughout the film as director Sophie Fiennes creates a powerful cinematic experience, contrasting musical sequences with intimate personal footage and reaching beyond the iconic mask.
In Jamaican patois, ‘Bloodlight’ is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and ‘Bami’ means bread, the substance of daily life. The film cuts between Jamaica and Jones’ public and professional life. Here we see her as a gypsy moving between Tokyo, Paris, Moscow, London and New York, an artist in the recording studio with Jamaican drum and bass duo Sly and Robbie (musical collaborators across her career) or recounting to some backstage groupies her infamous Russell Harty TV appearance, from her side of the story. Warm and funny, she is both Bacchus—the wild partying hedonist—and a fierce and tenacious businesswoman.
Produced by Katie Holly of Blinder Films, Sophie Fiennes and Shani Hinton in association with JW Films, the doc follows the iconic singer over the course of a decade, with Fiennes beginning shooting in 2005.
In September 2016, Jones performed a unique gig in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre that features in the documentary, with the specially organised concert presented by the film’s producers, Sligoville, u:mack and Mother.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami was financed by BBC Films and the BFI in association with Roads Entertainment and the TBA21 Foundation and with the participation of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board.
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