Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Opens May 15, 2018
Tickets on sale now! Two shows only. Click the link to get tickets for Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30pm
This impressionistic, prismatic portrait simultaneously illuminates and preserves the enigmatic power of the multi-hyphenate performer Grace Jones. Operating predominantly as a one-woman crew, director Sophie Fiennes captures warm, down-to-earth footage of the iconic Jones reminiscing at her Jamaican family's Spanish Town dinner table, chatting with her son in the back of a Parisian taxi cab and calling bullshit on a recording studio manager. As we watch Jones navigate these distinct spaces and relationships, we come to understand how they all inform one another as well as her astonishing stage persona, which Fiennes gloriously documents in a Dublin concert hall (the film is generous with its exhilarating performance material).
"The documentary is a feat of portraiture and a restoration of humanity. It's got the uncanny, the sublime, and, in many spots, a combination of both." (Wesley Morris, New York Times)