Director: Sophie Fiennes
Starring: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Charles Stuart, Don-E McLean, Paulo Goude, Louis Eliot, Malcolm Joseph, Andrew McLean, Hannah Khemoh, Aleysha Gordon, Martin Slattery, Adam Green, Uziah ‘Sticky’ Thompson, Marjorie Jones, Robert Winston Jones, Noel Jones
Synopsis: Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace’s unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams’ Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace’s family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. In Jamaican patois, ‘Bloodlight’ is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and ‘Bami’ means bread, the substance of daily life. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami …
Release Date: September 7, 2017 (Canada) | Length: 116 min | Genre: Documentary, Music, Biography | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: Previous title “Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life”. Film to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September 2017 in Canada. US Premier date is October 5, 2017. A lot of the people in the films “Special Thanks To” list appear in the documentary.