Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami

115 Minutes • NR

Showings

Lark TheaterThu, May 31 8:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterSat, Jun 2 9:15 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterMon, Jun 4 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterTue, Jun 5 10:30 AM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterThu, Jun 7 5:00 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2018
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sophie Fiennes
Cast:Grace Jones

Description

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.


"The documentary is a feat of portraiture and a restoration of humanity. It's got the uncanny, the sublime, and, in many spots, a combination of both." - New York Times


"Perhaps Fiennes's intent is to draw the viewer into the solipsistic intensity of what it is to be Grace Jones. It is a bracing experience, because she is hedonistic, exultant, funny, and fierce." - Boston Globe