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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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Grace Jones ... Grace Jones
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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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Ireland | UK

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13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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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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Grace Jones: These muscles are tight. I wish my pussy was this tight.
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Expounding Awesomeness
25 October 2017 | by CharbaxSee all my reviews

Grace Jones exults ultimate good taste in extremely deeply funky transcending music thanks to her amazing voice, her collaborations over the past 40 years, she demonstrates joyful art in how she masters her style and how she totally commands the show on stage. I watched the UK Premiere of Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami at the London BFI Southbank, each of the amazingly beautifully filmed song performances end by impulsive audience applause as if you're at the concert alternating with scenes that show Grace Jones's nature and her constant grasp at mastering happiness and trying to contaminate that happiness to the people around her in her life, producing good belly laughs throughout the film as we get to see who she is in her life.

I hope that this movie leads to more content from Grace Jones and from the people who agree with her taste, Please make more music like this, and please write, direct and distribute more movies like this one! She declined a role in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, I'd like to see someone to make for her a Grace Runner movie where she gets the leading role.


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