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JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE
July 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm$8 – $13
The Arts Campus at Willits and Aspen Film have partnered to bring cinema that celebrates dance, art, and music to the Roaring Fork Valley. Dance, Art, & Music (DAM) Films showcase great performances, performers, musicians, and artists with acclaimed documentaries and compelling feature films. DAM Films screen every Monday night in the summer.
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 1970 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 film’s 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 recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. “Janis: Little Girl Blue” is written and directed by Berg, and produced by Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney (“Going Clear,” “Taxi to the Dark Side”)