This screening will be followed by a moderated talk back, so you can discuss and debate the film with your fellow audience members!
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s boldly fierce aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more.
“Pure energy! If you want a rock-n-roll, sexy, feel good, empowering film, pull up to the theater in your most audacious outfit and get ready for the Grace Jones experience.” – Ronda Lee, Huffington Post
Sophie Fiennes’s acclaimed 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. (Dir. by Sophie Fiennes, 2017, USA, 115 mins., Not Rated)
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