A special screening of the Irish-produced documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami has been announced
Screening of the documentary – which features performance footage from Grace Jones‘ gig in the Olympia Theatre last September – will be followed by Grace Jones and Friends Live a once-off “enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film.”
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, directed by Sophie Fiennes, aims to step inside the mind of an icon, on a journey that encompasses both the scale and spectacle of Jones’ live performances and the intimacy of personal footage which delves deep into her mind.
The film features the singer performing hits such as “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Pull Up To The Bumper” and contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage showing both her private and public worlds. We’re taken on a road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. The film also features photographer and Jones’ frequent creative collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, as well as Jamaican duo Sly and Robbie.
Produced by Irish producer Katie Holly for Blinder Films along with Sligoville and Ameoba Film, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami had its world premiere at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival where it was the opening film of the Docs section of the festival.