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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Synopsis

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask.
The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams' Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace’s family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered.

Sophie Fiennes

Schedule

18.11.2017
17:30 - 19:25
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Screening code: 020101
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19.11.2017
19:00 - 20:55
Tallinn, 
Kino Sõprus
Screening code: 031702
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22.11.2017
18:15 - 20:10
Tartu, 
Athena keskus
Screening code: 062002
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

JF DOC@Just
Special Programme Fashion Cinema

Film info

Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Duration: 115 minutes
Language: English
Director: Sophie Fiennes
Producers: Katie Holly, Sophie Fiennes, Beverly Jones, Shani Hinton
DOP: Remko Schnorr
Montage: Sophie Fiennes
Composers: Grace Jones, Ivor Guest
Cast: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie
Productions: Blinder Films, Sligoville, Amoeba Film

Synopsis

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask.
The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams' Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace’s family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered.

Sophie Fiennes