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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami Must End Wednesday…See it!

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The clock is ticking to see Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami here in Seattle…this dazzling look at the iconic singer/performance artist/actress, GRACE JONES had a week’s run at the Egyptian before moving to The Uptown but since the Seattle International Film Festival is barreling down upon us to take over those screens, this acclaimed documentary must end Wednesday, May 9th!

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more.

Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is the Drug,” and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.

  • Director:Sophie Fiennes

  • Principal Cast:Grace Jones

  • Country:United Kingdom, Ireland

  • Year:2018

  • Running Time:115 minutes

  • Producer:Sophie Fiennes, Shani Hinton, Katie Holly, Beverly Jones

  • Cinematographers:Remko Schnorr

  • Language:English, French

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