A singer who, decades after her tragic passing, has been challenged by few singers in terms of sheer power, Janis Joplin did more a lot more than burn bright and fade away. Director Amy Berg (“West Of Memphis,” “An Open Secret“) paints a fascinating, layered portrait of the blues-rock icon in “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” and today we have an exclusive clip from the documentary.
Narrated by Cat Power and produced by Alex Gibney, ‘Little Girl Blue’ presents an intimate, insightful look at a complicated, driven, 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 in the documentary for the first time. The picture also features numerous interviews, as you’ll see in the scene below, with a fellow musician recounting his first meeting with Joplin.
“Janis: Little Girl Blue” opens on November 27th in New York, followed by Los Angeles and other markets on December 4th. Watch below.