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7 15 Issue 74 / 2015 FILM Amy will be released in UK cinemas on July 3rd The first trailer for Amy, the feature-length documentary from Asif Kapadia, the BAFTA-winning director of Senna, has appeared, and by the looks of it, it's going to be an emotional watch. Universal Music's UK CEO and Chairman David Joseph said of the film: "About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her - her career and her life. It's a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius." The trailer features archive footage of Winehouse as a teenager, writing and recording, cut with shots of her being followed by the paparazzi. In one interview, given before she became famous, Winehouse says, "I'm not a girl trying to be a star, or be anything other than a musician. I don't think I'm gonna be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it. I would probably go mad, you know what I mean? I would go mad." As well as extensive unseen archive footage, Kapadia has also promised that the documentary will feature previously unheard tracks. Amy documentAry trAiler dropS The Russell Square cinema, formerly known as the Renoir Cinema, has reopened as the Curzon Bloomsbury after a ten- month refurbishment Situated in the Brunswick centre, the former Renoir has undergone a comprehensive upgrade, with two screens transformed into six by Curzon, one of which, the Bertha DocHouse, will be dedicated to documentary screenings. As well as increasing capacity, this expansion will allow the cinema to show smaller releases for longer. Although Curzon is a chain, albeit a small one, the new owners insist that the Bloomsbury cinema won't lose its independent, arthouse feel. Curzon celebrated the opening with The Auteur Film Festival, which featured a selection of films, classic and modern, from notable directors. As detailed on the festival website, "the Auteur Film Festival is presented to acknowledge the diversity in world cinema, to celebrate the resurrection of a cultural institution and to reignite debate about the origins of greatness when it comes to cutting edge cinema." Some of the films included in the festival were the seminal sci-fi fllm Stalker from Andrei Tarkovsky, character drama masterpiece La Regle Du Jeu from Jean Renoir, Orson Welles' final Hollywood picture Touch Of Evil, Hitchcock's psychological thriller Vertigo, American classic Days Of Heaven from Terence Malick, Powell and Pressburger's post-war A Matter Of Life And Death, Dario Argento's operatic horror Suspiria, Sofia Coppola's wistful Lost In Translation, Michael Haneke's masterful Hidden, and David Lynch's kaleidoscopic Mulholland Drive. The Auteur Film Festival was certainly a fitting way to open the Curzon Bloomsbury, giving film fans and loyal patrons the chance to see films that don't often appear on the big screen. Hopefully it also represents Curzon's commitment to exceptional and independent cinema. the curzon bloomSbury openS itS doorS

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