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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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Janis Joplin ... Herself (archive footage)
Cat Power ... Janis Joplin (voice) (as Chan Marshall)
Karleen Bennett Karleen Bennett ... Herself - Janis Joplin's Childhood Friend
Laura Joplin Laura Joplin ... Herself - Janis Joplin's Sister
Michael Joplin Michael Joplin ... Himself - Janis Joplin's Brother
J. Dave Moriaty J. Dave Moriaty ... Himself - Janis Joplin's Schoolfriend
Jack Smith Jack Smith ... Himself - Janis Joplin's Schoolfriend
Powell St. John ... Himself
Jae Whitaker ... Herself
Travis Rivers Travis Rivers ... Himself
Dave Getz Dave Getz ... Himself
Sam Andrew ... Himself
David Dalton David Dalton ... Himself - Founding Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine
Bob Weir ... 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janis See more »

Filming Locations:

Port Arthur, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,024, 29 November 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$410,465, 22 May 2016
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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If you're not a fan of Janis, this movie will change your mind.
3 December 2015 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

Of course I know who Janis Joplin was, who doesn't, but I was never a huge fan of her work, so I did not know anything about her life story.

And what a great story it was, told by those who knew Janis the most, the Documentary was loaded with interviews from the people closet to her who were there for the ride that was her life. Mixed in with a lot of archive footage of Joplin as well as a touching voice over of letters Joplin wrote to her family back home being read during the film.

But most importantly, lots of music was played. I've seen docs and other movies about major rock icons where the music was not center stage simple because of legal rights. Does not feel like Little Girl Blue had that problem, and I'm thankful, cause as much as her life was interesting, it's all about the music.

It was funny, entertaining, and centered on the rock and roll as they told the story of one of the greatest icons in music history.


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