Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

An eye-opening documentary on the lesser-known details in the life of the legendary Janis Joplin

7.4

Movie

United States of America
English
Documentary, Drama, Music
2015
AMY J. BERG, FEMALE DIRECTOR
Cat Power, D. A. Pennebaker, Dick Cavett
106 min

What it's about

Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

The take

Amy Berg’s documentary offers an insightful account of one of the most revered and iconic rock and roll singers of all-time, from her musical rise in the 1960s to her battle with alcohol and heroin addiction. Janis Joplin’s independent spirit and sense of not fitting in are meticulously presented in the film through archival footage, rare personal letters, and interviews with her school friends, family members, and fellow musicians. Powerfully narrated by musician Cat Power, Janis: Little Girl Blue presents a profoundly nuanced and very personal portrait of Janis Joplin, in a well-curated homage to an artist who changed music forever.

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