Back to Black is the second and final studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse and sold 3.58 million copies in the UK alone, becoming the UK’s second best-selling album of the 21st century. Worldwide, the album has sold over 20 million copies. Now there’s a film about this musical genius which was released theatrically on 3 July 2015 in the United Kingdom and in the United States, before being released worldwide on 10 July.
A film about Amy Winehouse
Amy is a 2015 British documentary film that depicts the life and death of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse and is directed by Asif Kapadia. The film is produced by Universal Music, Playmaker Films & Krishwerkz Entertainment and distributed by the Altitude Film Distribution. The film depicts Winehouse’s life largely from the standpoint of her struggle with substance abuse problems both before and after her career began to blossom, and which eventually caused her premature death.
On 8 February 2015, a trailer debuted at the pre-Grammy event in the build-up to the 2015 Grammy Awards, and it was announced that the documentary Amy would be released in cinemas later in the Summer of 2015, according to David Joseph, CEO of Universal Music UK. He further stated: “About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her—her career and her life. It’s a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”