Dan Carrier’s movies news: Grace Jones; In Between
21 September, 2017 — By Dan Carrier
GRACE Jones fans – actually, anyone who likes their art to be mixed up, mashed up, confused, crazy, and simply without peer – should head to the Tricycle cinema in Kilburn on Wednesday, October 25 to check out Grace Jones and Friends Live.
It is a broadcast of the singer chatting about her life, her work and bringing in some of her closest collaborators to join in. Expect loads of chit-chat about the clash of music, art, fashion and film – and then sit back and check out Sophie Fiennes’ new movie, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami.
The blurb says: “Bloodlight and Bami takes the viewer on an intimate and electrifying journey that moves between four cinematic layers – performance, family, artist and gypsy – to explore the fascinating world of this pop cultural phenomenon.
Here we see her behind the mask as a daughter, mother, sister and grandmother, alongside taking to the stage for a specially commissioned performance, with legendary hits including Pull Up to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm showcased in full.
Larger than life, bordering on cartoon, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all these parts.”
Sounds a great way to pass a midweek night. See www.tricycle.co.uk
• IN Between caused some fuss for its content, so all the more reason you go see it. Director Maysaloun Hamoud tells the story of three Israeli-Palestinian women living in a flat in Tel Aviv, and getting up to all sorts. It riled conservatives. Good.