It’s been almost four years since the pop star’s untimely death, but watching footage of Amy Winehouse talking about her career and her approach to songwriting still feels more like seeing a ghost than watching a documentary. That’s my experience, at least, watching the first teaser for Amy, director Asif Kapadia’s documentary about the life of Amy Winehouse. Juxtaposing recordings of her music with haunting interview footage taken throughout her short career, Amy aims to paint a broader picture of the six-time Grammy winner, beyond the personal catastrophe that ultimately destroyed her.
From Focus Features International, Amy is produced by James Gay-Rees (Senna, Exit Through The Gift Shop) through On The Corner Films. Universal Music is co-producer. It hits British theaters on July 3, and while there’s still no U.S. release date, last night Deadline confirmed that A24 has snatched up the American distribution rights.