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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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Grace Jones ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar ... Self (as Sly Dunbar)
Jean-Paul Goude Jean-Paul Goude ... Self
Marjorie Jones Marjorie Jones ... Self - Grace Jones' mother
Robbie Shakespeare Robbie Shakespeare ... Self
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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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pop music | concert | jamaica | See All (3) »

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


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PG | See all certifications »

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According to the studio, the film's name is derived from Jamaican Patois: Bloodlight being the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording, and Bami meaning bread, "the substance of daily life". See more »

Quotes

Grace Jones: These muscles are tight. I wish my pussy was this tight.
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Soundtracks

His Eye is on the Sparrow
Written by Civilla Martin (as Civilla D Martin) and Charles Gabriel
Performed by Marjorie Jones
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Cut and Paste
10 April 2018 | by rabit818-67-764509See all my reviews

There is no doubt Grace Jones is a great subject. For anything, be it her music, her performance or as a muse. She has a lot of history and above anything else, a character.

Who knows the direction of the director is going. I was patient for the first 30 minutes waiting for something to happen. Somewhere along the line, she probably threw her original idea up in the air and just wing it. The result is a bad cut and paste project any high school student aspiring to do a documentary about his high school glee club can surpass this mess by seven fold.


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Ireland | UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,171, 15 April 2018

Gross USA:

$375,208

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$632,394
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