Foyle Film Festival Hosts Preview Screening of AMY

Foyle Film Festival Hosts Preview Screening of AMY

“Song for a lost soul" – This summer’s eagerly awaited documentary on six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse will be screened in Brunswick Moviebowl next Thursday July 2 as part of the Foyle Film Festival’s summer programme. 
 
AMY tells the singer’s incredible story, from her early rise to fame to her untimely death – in her own words. Featuring unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks; the film gives an intimate insight into the reality of the star’s personal life and her public persona.

 
Best known for her silky smooth voice and deeply honest lyrics, she was credited as one of the great singer/song writers of the 21st Century. Amy died, aged 27, in July 2011 from alcohol poisoning. 
 
The film received its world premiere at Cannes Film Festival earlier this month where it received huge critical praise, including 5 star reviews from The Guardian, The Times, The Evening Standard and The Independent. It has already been described by the Radio Times as "beautifully done and unbearably sad - it will stay with you long after you've left the cinema". 
 
Director Asif Kapadia, who also made the Bafta award-winning SENNA, explained that he spent two and a half years making the documentary. "I don't know if it's ever possible for anyone to create a depiction of anyone's life and make it 100% right. 
 
"From the people who have seen it, who knew her, just about everyone says they feel it's an honest portrait of Amy."
 
AMY will be screened at Brunswick Moviebowl on July 2. Tickets can be pre-booked via www.brunswickmoviebowl.com
 
Foyle Film Festival is funded by DCAL through Northern Ireland Screen and by Derry City Council.
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