A New Amy Winehouse Documentary Will Show Her in Happier Times

Many of us are still recovering from Asif Kapadia’s 2015 film Amy, but there’s about to be a new film about Amy Winehouse that shows her in a happier light.

The new film, titled Amy Winehouse — Back to Black, will go straight to DVD/Bluray and video-streaming sites, and it takes a look at the making of the late singer-songwriter’s second and final album, 2006’s Back to Black. The doc will feature never-before-seen footage of the singer-songwriter, and there will be interviews with the album’s producers, Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.

There will be more unreleased gems in the film, including a private performance by Winehouse the night she won five Grammy awards called An Intimate Evening in London. Her friend Charles Moriarty published a book of photos called Before Frank earlier this year, and he talked to i-D about why he wanted to show the photos.

“It just never felt right before,” he said. “I saw Asif Kapadia’s movie Amy last year and I came away with this deep sadness, and I wanted to leave people with something happier. I think it’s an amazing documentary but Before Frank is something different and casts her in a fresher and happier light. For me, it feels like sharing a memory I’ve had for a long time. I think they needed to come out.”

Amy Winehouse — Back to Black will be released on November 2, and you can pre-order the film here. Check out the trailer below:


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