The Broad Theater is screening Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami on Friday, June 1st. Directed by Sophie Fiennes, the documentary offers an exhilarating view into the public and private lives of pop-culture icon Grace Jones; a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject.
Fiennes takes us to where it all began in Jamaica, to the studio with long-time collaborators Sly and Robbie, and behind-the-scenes at shows all around the world to offer a different perspective of the entertainer, androgynous glam-pop star, and unpredictable media presence that we’ve come to know. This intimate footage is balanced and contrasted with eye-popping performances of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is a Drug,” and more.
Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as genre-bending as its subject, untamed by neither age nor life itself.
The Broad Theater is located at 636 N Broad St. New Orleans, Louisiana.