*A first international trailer has been released for “Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami,” a documentary about the singer and nightclubbing icon from director Sophie Fiennes and WestEnd Films.
The movie will make its world premiere as the opening film in the Toronto Film Festival’s Docs section on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 9:30 p.m. at the Elgin Theatre, according to Deadline.com.
“Grace Jones” features the “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Pull Up to the Bumper” singer in concert as well as in her private and public life, combining musical sequences with intimate personal footage. The film also features photographer and Jones’ frequent creative collaborator Jean-Paul Goude, as well as Jamaican duo Sly and Robbie.
The film’s title is rooted in Jamaican patois, with “bloodlight” referring to the red light that “illuminates when an artist is recording” and “bami” meaning bread, the substance of life.
The doc is produced by Katie Holly of Dublin-based Blinder Films, alongside Sophie Fiennes, Shani Hinton and Beverly Jones. It’s backed by BBC Films, the BFI, the Irish Film Board and Roads Entertainment. Executive producers include James Wilson, Francesca Von Hapsburg and Émilie Blézat.
Watch the trailer below: