Amy Winehouse Documentary Confirms Release Date, Debuts Film Poster

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Amy Winehouse’s unexpected death from alcohol poisoning in 2011 sparked newfound sympathy and interest in the singer, who became more known for her personal problems than her talent.

This interest led director Asif Kapadia to announce his plans for documenting the soul singer’s life in 2013, and now the film, Amy, will finally hit U.K. theaters on July 3.

Kapadia is a BAFTA award-winning director, known for his 2010 documentary Senna, which examines the life and death of Brazilian Formula One racer Ayrton Senna.


Before the 27 year-old’s untimely death, Winehouse’s unpredictable performances often suffered from her struggles with addiction. Winehouse would sometimes stumble around stage, mutter the lyrics to her songs, end sets early or even endure insult from the very audiences who came to see her perform.

Still, in her short career, Winehouse earned Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

A posthumous album of previously unreleased songs titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures, crafted by the singer’s closest collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaaam Remi, was released in December 2011 through Island Records. The album received mixed to positive reviews.

The film’s release on July 3 is weeks shy of the fourth anniversary of her death.