The first clip from Amy, the forthcoming documentary film about Amy Winehouse, has been released.
The minute-long clip features candid footage of the late singer accompanied by recollections on her songwriting from Nick Schmanksy, a member of her management team.
The feature-length documentary from Asif Kapadia, the BAFTA-winning director of Senna, will open in UK cinemas on July 3. It promises “previously unheard tracks” and “extensive unseen archive footage” and is billed as the story of the six-time Grammy-winner “in her own words”. However, the Winehouse family has recently distanced itself from the film, claiming Amy is “both misleading and contains some basic untruths”.
Speaking about the film earlier this year, David Joseph, UK CEO of Winehouse’s label Universal Music said: “About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her – her career and her life. It’s a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. A posthumous compilation album titled ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ followed later that year.