Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Saturday Jun 16 01:00 PM
Saturday Jun 16 04:00 PM
Sunday Jun 17 04:00 PM
Sunday Jun 17 07:00 PM
Wednesday Jun 20 07:30 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Directed by Sophie Fiennes. U.K. | Ireland. 2018. 115 min.
This electrifying look at the public and private worlds of pop culture 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 iconoclast—Grace Jones is all these things and more. Director Sophie Fiennes (yes, the sister of Ralph and Joseph) goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Go with Jones 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.
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