A powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity
How many ways are there to see a movie? Well, when you add movie magicians The Nomad Cinema into the conversation, the possibilities are endless. Nomad Cinema have no fixed home: they journey from venue to venue, always finding fresh pastures to screen cult classics and new favourites. For this one, get ready for the emotional rollercoaster that is Asif Kapadia's Amy, all set in the stunning Annenberg Courtyard at the Royal Academy Of Arts. Add to the mix a courtyard full of street food vendors offering a range of delicious hot food and snacks, and you're in for a treat. Kapadia's documentary follows the six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse, showcasing previously unseen archive footage to tell the London performer's tragic story in her own words. As riveting as it is sad, Amy is a powerfully honest look at the twisted relationship between art and celebrity, and the lethal spiral of addiction. All tickets include live music and a very special Q&A with Asif Kapadia, the film's director, before the screening. You can also upgrade to a premium ticket, which includes seating and a Sipsmith or Fever-Tree G&T on arrival. "A sensitive, superbly constructed, ultimately shattering documentary." – Washington Post "It's Amy's words, her music, her voicemails, her home videos, her friends, her family, her tormentors, and her timeless incandescence. Look, listen and weep." – Rolling Stone Certificate 15. Valid ID required. Runtime: 2 hours 8 minutes. Doors open at 7pm, Q&A begins at 8.30pm and the film starts at 8:45pm. Please note this screening is silent with wi-fi headsets.
"A sad, stark study of a public life and death."