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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)

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Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits ... See full summary »

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Sophie Fiennes
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Credited cast:
Grace Jones ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar ... Himself (as Sly Dunbar)
Jean-Paul Goude Jean-Paul Goude ... Himself
Marjorie Jones Marjorie Jones ... Herself, Grace Jones' mother
Robbie Shakespeare Robbie Shakespeare ... Himself
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Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams' Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace's family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. In Jamaican patois, 'Bloodlight' is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and 'Bami' means bread, the substance of daily life. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami ...

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An electrifying journey through the performance, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones.

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Documentary | Music

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Ireland | UK

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English | French

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$56,171, 15 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$374,494, 9 August 2018
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Grace Jones: These muscles are tight. I wish my pussy was this tight.
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My Jamaican Guy
Written and Performed by Grace Jones
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Grace Jones: Jamaican Roots and Artistic Freedom!
2 May 2018 | by babyjaguarSee all my reviews

This documentary is quite needed, many has been mesmerized by the antics of Grace Jones. The exotic myth is dispelled, filmmaker Fiennes (related to actor Ralph Fiennes) tries to show Jones's origins via beautiful snapshots of her native Jamaica with on-location candid family and friends interviews. Aside of reliving Jones's childhood memories, the documentary depicts the frustration of an artist trying to keep her creativity free from the media and music industry. The film does a full circle for this iconic pioneer in club music and performance art: Jones's life is humanized!


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