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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

 
 
Apr 13—May 20, 2018
 
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Directed by Sophie Fiennes | 2018

Larger-than-life entertainer, androgynous glam-pop diva, unpredictable media presence: Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’ new documentary offers an electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of this pop culture mega-icon, contrasting musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’ bold aesthetic. Fiennes 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 longtime collaborators Sly & Robbie, and behind the scenes at gigs around the world, the film captures Jones as lover, daughter, mother, businesswoman, and, finally, performer, with renditions of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is the Drug,” and more.

 
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