Documentary Feature | 105 minutes | 2015 | USA
Director: Amy Berg
Oscar-nominated documentarian Amy Berg examines the meteoric rise and untimely fall of one of the most revered and iconic rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time: Janis Joplin. Joplin’s life story is revealed for the first time on film through electrifying archival footage, revealing interviews with friends and family and rare personal letters, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a bright, complicated artist who changed music forever.
“it’s electric, intimate and heartbreaking.”
Owen Glieberman, BBC.com
Berg’s film presents a well-rounded, deeply admiring picture of a maverick talent who paved the way for countless female rockers.
David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
- Amy Berg