Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

<i>Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami</i>

Andrea Klarin

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Past Event
Free

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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Westwood, CA  90024
310-443-7000
The Hammer Museum hosts a screening of Sophie Fiennes' 2017 Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami and a discussion with the director. Forgoing traditional documentaries (no biographical background or talking heads), Fiennes spent 10 years on and off following model turned singer-actress Jones to cities including Paris, New York and especially her birthplace of Spanish Town, Jamaica, where she visits family, goes to church and discusses her abusive and strict religious upbringing. Fiennes, sister of Ralph and Joseph, also shoots Jones in the recording studio working with legendary reggae producers Sly and Robbie. But the heart of the movie is the fabulous concert scenes with Jones — almost 70, and still looking fierce in corsets and her trademark Philip Treacy hats — who performs hits like "Slave to the Rhythm" and "Pull Up to the Bumper," as well as covers of "Amazing Grace" and "Love Is the Drug."

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