The East End Film Festival premiers two of the most exciting music documentaries to have been made in recent years this week.
Tomorrow night, ‘Amy’, finally hits the silver screen in East London. The long-awaited documentary about the legendary singer Amy Winehouse is directed by Asif Kapadia, the director of the brilliant Senna. Reviews have pretty much all raved about the film, which has said to be a brutal, honest and therefore emotional portrayal of the troubled but much loved star. Screening tomorrow night at the Rio Cinema, the director Kapadia will also be present for a Q&A session proceeding the film. The premiere is sold out, but ‘Amy’ is showing at the Rio Cinema from Friday 3rd – 9th July.
Then on Saturday, ‘Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise’, is a vibrant portrayal of the reggae and dub legend. Featuring an all-star cast of dub and reggae-related musicians. The film will also be proceed by a Q&A with Lee himself and the director Volker Schaner. The film hits cinemas on general release this September.