The First Clip From The Amy Winehouse Documentary Has Landed

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Watch the first clip from the much-anticipated Amy Winehouse documentary, Amy

Amy, the documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse, is due out later this year, and the first clip has just been released.

Made by the same team behind the Bafta-award winning film Senna (which you really need to see if you haven't already), the documentary charts Amy's life through unseen archive footage and previously unheard music. Amy died age 27 from alcohol poisoning in 2011.

The first clip, released today, which shows Amy talking and laughing, fag in hand,  gives a glimpse of what we can expect from the film – a raw, intimate portrait of the singer and her often troubled life.

Director Asif Kapadia spoke to more than 100 family and friends for the film, however Amy's dad, Mitch Winehouse, has called the resulting documentary 'unbalanced and misleading.'

As well as showing unseen footage of Amy, the film focuses on the tabloids depiction of the singer and the part the media may have played in exabertating her addiction.

Amy's finace Reg Traviss has also hit out at the documentary, calling it 'a wasted opportunity.'

'As a biopic it’s not a valid representation… It could have been so great. They just constructed a narrative that they thought would be engaging for their viewers,' he told The Mirror.

Despite these reactions, we're still excited to see the finished movie. Be sure to bring tissues…

Amy is released on 3 July 2015


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