Last night we were very, very lucky to attend the premiere of the new BBC Arena/Other Voices documentary on Amy Winehouse at this year’s East End Film Festival. With Amy’s family and friends present, it was a a very special night indeed.
Amy Winehouse: The Day She Came to Dingle is the enchanting story of Amy’s performance at the Dingle Music Festival in Ireland in 2006. Filmed just as Amy’s career began to snowball, you’ll see Amy perform stripped-down versions of her hits from Back to Black, as well as giving an intimate, candid and funny interview, citing her musical influences, from Ray Charles to the Shangri-Las. The film is a massive treat for all you Amy fans out there, and is especially poignant as the year anniversary of her death approaches.
We were also treated to a surprise acoustic performance from our current girl crush and one to watch Lianne La Havas – amazing!
Londoners out there should make sure to check out the East London Film festival which runs until July 8 at various cool and quirky locations in the East End. You can watch films from all over the globe. Get your tickets now from Eastendfilmfestival.com.
You can catch the documentary on BBC Four, July 23 at 10pm (TBC).
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