Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
3:45pm - Saturday, May 19, 2018
This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’ documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of "Slave to the Rhythm," “Pull Up to the Bumper,” "Love is the Drug," and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’ treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.
"Grace Jones has always been an iconoclast. But this documentary restores her humanity." (New York Times)
"A fitting tribute to a music icon." (Empire Magazine)
"Perhaps Sophie Fiennes' intent is to draw the viewer into the solipsistic intensity of what it is to be Grace Jones. It is a bracing experience, because she is hedonistic, exultant, funny, and fierce." (Boston Globe)
Saturday, May 19
Doors 3:15 pm | Show 3:45 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Minors welcome in the balcony! Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Rio Theatre Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI (Sophie Fiennes, 2018 / 115 mins / PG) A documentary which traces the life of the magnetic, world-conquering, Jamaican musician, model and party queen Grace Jones.
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