Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue

Singer Janis Joplin's evolution into a star is chronicled in this documentary drawing upon her letters to friends, family and peers. Narrated by musician Cat Power and directed by Amy Berg (West of Memphis).

2015Rating: M, Mature themes, drug references and coarse language103 minsUSA
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Janis: Little Girl Blue / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Berg’s film is no stylistic innovator itself, but it’s the satisfying feature-length overview that Joplin’s brief, fiercely brilliant career has long merited.

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Total Film

Total Film

A recipe for triumph then tragedy, here given its punchy and desperately poignant due.

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Time Out

Time Out

Amy Berg’s deeply sympathetic documentary on Janis Joplin gets so much right, it feels like a major act of cultural excavation.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

While there are numerous dynamite performance clips, Berg's film is generally more revealing on a personal level than as an appreciation of her music.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Although packed with compelling archive footage, this never quite gets into Joplin's head, heart or soul.

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