I saw this movie for the first time tonight. It has a special meaning to me as Big Brother (with Janis) played at my Senior Prom in May, 1967. For better or worse, I wound up meeting her again at a concert they did that summer at Lake Tahoe (old Kings Beach Bowl). While there is undoubtedly much more film of her that has never been released, this movie does a decent job of showcasing a woman whose talent still remains unsurpassed. When I had a shot of Southern Comfort with her at 10:30 in the morning the day after the concert, I was too naive to see the seeds of destruction that led to her premature death in 1970. If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, there is an excellent display devoted to her life and her music, with some revealing letters sent home to Port Arthur, Texas while in San Francisco. On the whole I very much enjoyed the movie and recommend it to others who lived through this era or want to know more about it.
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