Director Series continues with Janis: Little Girl Blue
Posted August 10, 2022 at 12:56 pm by San Juan Update
The Friday Harbor Film Festival shares news about their ongoing Director Series.
Janis: Little Girl Blue, Friday Harbor Film Festival’s next offering in The Director Series, will appeal to lovers of music, especially rock & roll.
This film documents Janis Joplin’s evolution into a star from letters that she wrote to her friends, family, and collaborators. One of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, she thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg examines Joplin’s story in depth, presenting an intimate portrait of a complicated and driven artist. Narrated by musician Cat Power, the film uses Joplin’s own words to tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time.
“The only way to tell Janis’ story was through Janis’ voice,” Berg says. “Her letters show the vulnerable artist, daughter, and lover Janis was in her short but impactful life.”
Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her meteoric rise and untimely demise changed music forever.
Following a free online showing tomorrow from 6:30 to 9 p.m., stream the film on demand from Aug. 12 through Aug. 24 for $1.95.
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