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A24 has acquired U.S. rights to the film and will release it theatrically this summer.
In the trailer, Winehouse can be heard speaking about her passion for music and her concerns about being in the spotlight.
“I’m not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician,” she says.
Asif Kapadia directed the doc, which chronicles the soulful British singer-songwriter’s life and career and features previously unseen archive footage and unheard tracks.
Winehouse, whose hits included “Rehab,” “Valerie” and “Back to Black,” rose to international fame with her second album, Back to Black, which won five Grammys and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. But along with fame and success came struggles with drugs and alcohol, which plagued her throughout her adult life. She died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 at the age of 27.
“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad,” Winehouse can be heard saying in the new trailer.
Kapadia previously directed the 2010 documentary Senna, about late Formula One star Ayrton Senna, which earned critical acclaim and picked up two BAFTA awards. Amy is described as much more than a simple music doc — it’s an intimate look at an artist’s coming of age in the spotlight.
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