Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
(United Kingdom/2018-directed by Sophie Fiennes)
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more.
Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of Slave to the Rhythm, Pull Up to the Bumper, Love is the Drug, and more. (115 min.)
Presented with free admission as part of the 27th Annual Concert of Colors.
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