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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 »

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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)

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1.78 : 1
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One of the greatest women in music history

An experienced documentarist who poses her eye on one of the greatest in the history of music. Very remarkable the amount of footage of Janis in her glory days. Presetns a lot of testimonials from people very close to her(both professionally, and personally), which allows us to feel a little more closely, both the achievements and thesuccesses, as well as the sorrows and sufferings of the genius of Janis. Another positive aspect is the letters or written records of Janis. IT also lets us enjoy many moments of live music, which is always good in a music documentary. Very exciting and entertaining.


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