Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. This in-depth examination presents an insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist. Joplin's own words tell much of the film's story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time, and offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.
Directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West of Memphis) and narrated by musician Cat Power, JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE is an absorbing documentary that gives an intimate voice to one of the most important women in the rock music pantheon.
Release Date: December 25, 2016
Running time: 1hr 44mins