Exhibition

Back to Black

3 Jul 2024

Regular hours

Wed, 03 Jul
19:30 – 22:30

Cost of entry

Full price: £ 7.75
Under 26's: £ 5.00
Student: £ 5.00

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Taliesin Art Centre

Swansea
Wales, United Kingdom

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Dir: Sam Taylor-Johnson
2024 France/UK/USA 122’
Lesley Manville, Jack O'Connell, Eddie Marsan

‘There are other, tougher, bleaker ways to put Winehouse’s life on screen – but Abela conveys her tenderness, and perhaps most poignantly of all her youth, so tellingly at odds with that tough image and eerily mature voice.’ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

A celebration of the most iconic - and much missed - homegrown star of the 21st century, BACK TO BLACK tells the extraordinary tale of Amy Winehouse. Painting a vivid, vibrant picture of the Camden streets she called home and capturing the struggles of global fame, BACK TO BLACK honours Amy's artistry, wit, and honesty, as well as trying to understand her demons. An unflinching look at the modern celebrity machine and a powerful tribute to a once-in-a-generation talent.

‘The film’s snaky on-and-off power begins with the British actor Marisa Abela, whose lead performance nails Amy Winehouse in every look, mood, utterance, and musical expression.’ Owen Gleiberman, Variety

‘a superb Marisa Abela, who truly inhabits Winehouse and brings those songs to life.’ James Mottram, Total Film

‘It offers a welcome reminder of Winehouse’s plucky spirit – something that often gets lost when her life is reduced to a hackneyed tale of talent and tragedy’ Nick Levine, NME

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