Perth AccessReelers ready for some outdoor cinema and who want to experience some solid documentary making have the opportunity to catch JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE this December/January.
Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1971 at age 27. With Janis: Little Girl Blue, Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis examines Joplin’s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Joplin’s own words tell much of the films story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her meteoric rise and untimely demise changed music forever.
If you want to see JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE sooner rather than later, then the Luna Outdoor in Leederville is screening it at 8.15pm on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th December. See the Luna site for further details.