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Janis (1974)

R  |   |  Documentary, Biography, Music  |  18 October 1974 (USA)
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The life and music of Janis Joplin.

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A Rolling Stone writer assigned to write a cover story on the enigmatic Janis Joplin ends up on a long tour with the singer at the height of her success.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Herself (archive footage)
Peter Albin ...
Himself
Sam Andrew ...
Himself (Big Brother and the Holding Company; Kozmic Blues Band)
Dave Getz ...
Himself
James Gurley ...
Himself
Brad Campbell ...
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Roy Markowitz ...
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Terry Clements ...
Himself
Snooky Flowers ...
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Luis Gasca ...
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Richard Kermode ...
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Richard Bell ...
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Ken Pearson ...
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Clark Pierson ...
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John Till ...
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Biographical film about Janis Joplin, from her Texas origins to Woodstock, and super-stardom, featuring performances by Big Brother and The Holding Company. Written by Keath <keath@webtv.net>

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Janis

this is "must have" for all the people out-there that are loving Janis.It's a really touching film,Janis is just playing herself.Beautiful,magnificent and above.Unfortunately,Janis's story hasn't yet really been said properly and it is my feeling that she deserve much more than she got by now,at least for the passion that she put in her music.Watch her in this film,see with what intensity she can perform and you'll understand.Janis is among the few that live for whatever she is doing and that thing is shown in every aspect of this film.Watch her especially in live performances,you never saw anything like that before! A film on which i could die watching it.


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