The intimate documentary of a unique singer's life cut short
Regent Cinema – Britain's oldest cinema – was the first place in the country to ever show moving pictures, kickstarting British cinema with a screening of Cinematographe in 1896. Since its reopening in May 2015 the staff have been dedicated to both engaging with the cinemas legacy and ensuring its future for audiences and filmmakers. Amy tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy winner, Amy Winehouse, in her own words featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The results were some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era. Her huge success, however brought relentless and invasive media attention, driving her further into her alcohol and drugs abuse, eventually leading to her death in 2011. Watch her story in this fantastic film. Certificate: 15. Runtime: 2 hours 8 minutes.
"Anyone with a beating heart will be forgiven for allowing it to break during this unflinching and thoughtful account of the life and death of the soul singer."