Despite protest from the Winehouse family, the intimate documentary Amy will be showing in July as promised. The first official clip from the documentary on the life, work and ultimate demise of soul singer Amy Winehouse has been released and it looks to be as personal as we expected it be, with never-before-seen footage and unreleased demo tracks.
Former manager Nick Schmansky voices the clip, telling how he suggested young Amy get into songwriting. He says she was apprehensive, saying she doesn’t know much about song writing, but she wrote a lot of poems. Later those poems were transformed into heart-tugging song verses.
Recently, the Winehouse family has pulled their support for the film and says it’s a “disservice to individuals and families suffering from the complicated affliction of addiction.” A documentary spokesperson says the film crew began the project with full backing from the Winehouse family with the knowledge of total objectivity for the film. Mitch Winehouse has called director Asif Kapadia a “disgrace,” the film “horrible” and has hinted at pursuing legal action after the premiere of the film this summer.
“We conducted in the region of 100 interviews with people that knew Amy,” defended the spokesperson. “The story that the film tells is a reflection of our findings from these interviews.”