A new documentary by Sophie Fiennes focuses on the mind and journey of Grace Jones, a pop culture icon. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami features performances of “Slave to the Rhythm”, “Pull Up to the Bumper” and more recent autobiographical tracks like “Williams’ Blood” and “Hurricane.” According to The Independent, the doc also takes viewers to Jamaica to uncover the story of the icon’s traumatic childhood.
The title relates to these Jamaican roots, writes The Independent. In local vernacular, “Bloodlight” is the red light that shines when an artist if recording, and “Bami” means bread.
Fiennes spent five years with Jones while making the documentary.
“Grace had fiercely controlled her public image, but made the bold decision to un-mask,” said Finnes, according to The Independent. “She never sought to control my shooting process, and I didn’t second-guess the narrative of the film as I was shooting. I just gathered evidence. The film is a deliberately present-tense experience; for me this is the thrill-ride of verité cinema.”
The film opens nationwide on Oct. 27, but on Oct. 25, Jones will sit down and discuss her life and work with some of her closest collaborators following an exclusive viewing of the film.
You can watch a preview of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami above.
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