Encore: Bringing back some of the hottest documentaries for an encore presentation.
“She took a flag and made a place in rock 'n' roll for women,” Melissa Etheridge says of Janis Joplin. “She was the first.” Joplin is one of the most revered rock and roll singers of all time: a tragic, ferocious and oft-misunderstood figure who irrevocably changed the music scene before her death in 1971 at age 27. Academy Award®-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) reveals Joplin’s story on film for the first time, presenting an intimate portrait of a complicated, driven and often beleaguered artist. With wonderful archival footage and contemporary interviews alongside personal correspondence read aloud by musician Cat Power, Janis: Little Blue Girl offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.