A film by Sophie Fiennes, about the legendary recording artist, the one and only Grace Jones is hitting cinemas 27 October 2017. You won’t want to miss it.
To celebrate the film launch the Queen of live performance will be putting on a killer show, Grace Jones and Friends Live, for one night only on October 25. The performance promises to be a thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film, following an exclusive preview of Sophie Fiennes’ highly anticipated new film Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.
To find your closest cinema and book tickets for Grace Jones and Friends Live go to Gracejonestickets.co.uk
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami is opening in cinemas nationwide on 27 October, and re-defines what we know as the music film as an electrifying journey through the performance, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones, whose bold aesthetic echoes throughout the film. Director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, The Pervert’s Guide To Cinema, Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow) creates a powerful cinematic experience, contrasting breathtaking musical sequences with intimate personal footage, ultimately reaching beyond the iconic mask. 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 – the team behind the film
Katie Holly (Love & Friendship, The Queen Of Ireland, Citadel) of Dublin-based Blinder Films, produced the film, alongside Sophie Fiennes, Shani Hinton and Beverly Jones. While the film has been backed by BBC Films (Brooklyn, I Daniel Blake), the BFI (45 Years, Lady Macbeth), the Irish Film Board (Room, Love & Friendship) and Roads Entertainment (Being AP, Forever Pure).
Executive producers also include James Wilson (Under The Skin, Shaun Of The Dead, 20,000 Days On Earth), Francesca Von Hapsburg (Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present) and Émilie Blézat. The hats worn by Grace in the film were created by haute couture designer Philip Treacy. The staging for the performance sequences were based on the concepts designed for Grace Jones by Oscar winning designer, the late Eiko Isioka.