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Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

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Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

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Herself (archive footage)
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Janis Joplin (voice) (as Chan Marshall)
Karleen Bennett ...
Herself - Janis Joplin's childhood friend
Laura Joplin ...
Herself - Janis Joplin's sister
Michael Joplin ...
Himself - Janis Joplin's brother
J. Dave Moriaty ...
Himself - Janis Joplin's schoolfriend
Jack Smith ...
Himself, Janis Joplin's schoolfriend
Powell St. John ...
Himself
Jae Whitaker ...
Herself
Travis Rivers ...
Himself
Dave Getz ...
Himself
Sam Andrew ...
Himself
David Dalton ...
Himself - Founding editor of Rolling Stone magazine
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Himself
Otis Redding ...
Himself (archive footage)
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Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.

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$24,024 (USA) (27 November 2015)

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$410,465 (USA) (20 May 2016)
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31 March 2016 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

Janis Joplin was sadly one of many rock stars to die young after overdosing on drugs. Unfortunately, this documentary is rather short on insight into who she was and why her life turned out the way it did. We're told she had a tough childhood, and then quickly, we're told how as a very young woman she ran away to San Francisco, became a singer and an addict, and nearly died. Yet all this is covered in just fifteen minutes; her career once famous fills out the rest of the programme, yet it might seem arguable that in a sense, the most important things in her life had already taken place before this began. There's also little discussion of her musical abilities; a lot about her personality and how she gave herself to her singing, but if her music doesn't move you, there's not a lot of dispassionate explanation here. A string of talking heads tell us how extraordinary, how full-of-life Janis was; but having watched them all, I still didn't feel like I knew her at all.


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