Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami | IMAGE+NATION


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montreal LESBIAN GAY BI TRANS film festival

Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami

Sophie Fiennes 2017 United Kingdom Ireland 115min english

Grace Jones, the statuesque model-turned-singer, actress and icon has made a career performing versions of herself. But who is the real Grace Jones? Sophie Fiennes’ portrait moves between her personae onstage and off. Don't expect a traditional music biography, this treatment is as stylish and unconventional as its subject. “Bloodlight" refers to the studio signal for recording and "bami" is a Jamaican flatbread: art and life. Filmed over 10 years, we gain entry to her private spaces: her family in Jamaica and in the studio. On-camera she demonstrates that you wouldn't want to go against her. "Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch." Yet, we also catch her in sweet and vulnerable moments. Interspersed throughout are performances from a 2016 concert staged for the director's camera. This exceptional documentary is a unique portrait of a fascinating woman who, at 69 years old, still embodies audacity, class and full on Girl Power. A queer pop culture icon: Grace is the drug.

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