Amy Winehouse Documentary

Amy Winehouse

The first trailer for Amy, the controversial documentary film about the late-singer Amy Winehouse, was just released and it looks good. It’s directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, who also directed the outstanding Senna, about the Formula 1 drive Ayrton Senna.

Kapadia says the film, which includes unseen footage of Winehouse who died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at age 27, will seek to tell her tragic story in her own words.

Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention. She wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.

Amy will hit theaters nationwide on July 10th.