Director Series continues with Janis: Little Girl Blue

Posted August 10, 2022 at 12:56 pm by

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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