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Janis: Little Girl Blue

"If you loved 'Amy', here's another doc about an electric, tragically brief career" ★★★★ Time Out

"Intelligent, insightful and very personal" ★★★★ The Express

"A brief, fierce life" ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic singers of all time, she electrified and thrilled millions of listeners with her powerful, soulful voice and blazed new creative trails before her tragic death at the age of 27, in 1971.

Oscar® nominated Amy J. Berg (West of Memphis) presents a moving, insightful portrait of the original Rock Chick, in the hugely acclaimed feature documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue, which makes its way to DVD and VOD on 9 May 2016 courtesy of Dogwoof.

With massive hits including Me and Bobby McGee and Piece of My Heart and such classic albums as Cheap Thrills and Pearl, Janis embodied the musical and cultural revolution of the 1960s. Yet her on-stage bravado and uninhibited sexual persona hid hurt and insecurity stemming from her childhood in conservative Texas. On relocating to San Francisco and discovering the blues, she found an outlet for her pain and loneliness and fell into a community that would embrace and celebrate her talent.

Janis: Little Girl Blue brings to life Janis the paradox, both insecure and brazen, with interviews from old band members, unseen audio and video footage (some shot by legendary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker – Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars), and readings from Janis’s letters home to her parents voiced by musician/actor Chan Marshall, who performs as Cat Power. Janis: Little Girl Blue offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden death changed music forever.

Competition closing date

Sunday, 29 May 2016 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

To win 1 of 5 copies of Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD to give away; to enter simply answer the question below:-


Margaret Kippen, Patricia Redfern, Tony Hurdman, Lester Furminger and Christopher Hooper

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