6.2/10
992
14 user 47 critic

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)

Trailer
0:56 | Trailer
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 »

Director:

Sophie Fiennes
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
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
Edit

Storyline

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 ...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

pop music | concert | jamaica | See All (3) »

Taglines:

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


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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.
See more »

Connections

References Dolores Claiborne (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is
Written by Grace Jones and Leslie Winer
Performed by Grace Jones
See more »

User Reviews

 
A Whole Lotta Grace for your Money
5 May 2018 | by Clothes-OffSee all my reviews

This is half concert film, half intimate portrait. What I took a way from it most was the stark contrast between the stunning visuals and slick production of her performances and the bare bones existence of Spanish Town in Jamaica where she was born. (Yet here's a certain tranquility to the people we meet there.) Fortunately the subject of the film is someone to whom a lot of people could listen and watch all day. For those who aren't into her, 115 minutes may seem too long, but even they would have to marvel at someone in her late sixties moving with such agility and athleticism. (She sweats buckets.) I do think she could have let her guard down a little more. I don't think we got as much of the woman behind the image as we could have, but she shares a lot of her history, and that is enough. Sophie Fiennes dad an excellent job balancing the spectacle and the person, with as much as Grace was willing to reveal.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 14 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,171, 15 April 2018

Gross USA:

$375,208

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$632,394
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed