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Times members joined us for an exclusive screening of Amy which tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse - in her own words - followed by a Q&A with its BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (Senna) hosted by Kate Muir.

Premiering at Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews, Amy features extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

A once-in-a-generation talent and a pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most original and adored songs of the modern era.

Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

Amy at Cannes Film Festival

By the end credits, as Winehouse sings Valerie, it’s hard not to cry. As one interviewee says, Winehouse was “a very old soul in a very young body” and this is a cinematic song to that lost soul.

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