JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE

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First show: December 04

5th April 1969: Rock singer Janis Joplin (1943 - 1970). (Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images)

“There’s a special, rich, satisfying pleasure that comes of seeing a doc about someone you feel you know almost too well, and by the end the film has brought you so close to her that in your imagination, she’s been reborn.” – Owen Gleiberman, BBC

To celebrate the completion of her posthumous masterpiece, Pearl, Janis Joplin decide to celebrate. Unfortunately, celebration for Joplin often equated to injecting heroin. When she passed away on October 4th, 1970 in Hollywood, it seemed the mourning would never stop. That the pain would never subside. There are only a handful of artists in any medium that deeply connect with people. For many, Joplin was not merely a musician, but a beloved icon, an inimitable iconoclast, an additional member of their family.

Her memorialization continues in Janis: Little Girl Blue, the moving documentary from Amy Berg. In less than two hours, the gifted documentarian creates a transfixing portrait of Joplin, the multi-hyphenate artist whose life and legacy lives on through this film.

Directed by Amy J. Berg, 105 min, USA. DCP in the Big Roxie, Blu-ray in the Little Roxie.

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