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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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Amy Berg (as Amy J. Berg)

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Amy Berg (as Amy J. Berg)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Janis Joplin ... Self (archive footage)
Cat Power ... Janis Joplin (voice) (as Chan Marshall)
Karleen Bennett Karleen Bennett ... Self - Janis Joplin's Childhood Friend
Laura Joplin Laura Joplin ... Self - Janis Joplin's Sister
Michael Joplin Michael Joplin ... Self - Janis Joplin's Brother
J. Dave Moriaty J. Dave Moriaty ... Self - Janis Joplin's Schoolfriend
Jack Smith Jack Smith ... Self - Janis Joplin's Schoolfriend
Powell St. John ... Self
Jae Whitaker ... Self
Travis Rivers Travis Rivers ... Self
Dave Getz Dave Getz ... Self
Sam Andrew ... Self
David Dalton ... Self - Founding Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine
Bob Weir ... Self
Otis Redding ... Self (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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Another little piece of her heart
22 April 2016 | by realitycommentsSee all my reviews

Maybe it's just me, but I can't seem to get enough Janis. I have read a biography on her and watched other films, as well as attended the stage play "Love, Janis" and I'm always wanting for more.

I rated this a nine because a near perfect documentary about Janis would be at least four hours, imho. There could have been more interviews with her sister and brother and others who knew her intimately. It focused on her person and her heart more than other things I've seen. I was only ten years old when she died and my family was as straight laced as Janis' and Port Arthur, so I don't remember any fan fare regarding her. I didn't fully experience her music until I was eighteen and I fell hard as a Janis fan.

Interesting point to younger generations is that the media always focuses on the San Francisco scene when it talks about the 60's and the hippy era, when most of the rest of the world at the time was really closer to Port Arthur.

Strongly recommend this gem for any Janis fan. You won't be bored and you will find another little piece of her heart you may not have known about before. I imagined that she had a big heart for people in general, and this documentary solidified that belief.

A comment in the film about the level of emotion she reached in her singing was at a high price and that was a prefect summation of the art that was Janis Joplin.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janis: Little Girl Blue See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Arthur, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,861, 29 November 2015

Gross USA:

$410,465

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,683,166
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1.78 : 1
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