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Janis: Little Girl Blue

Friday, 7:00pm, September 21st, 2018

Central School Project 43 Howell Ave. Az Tucson 85716

This screening will take place outdoors at Central School Project, 43 Howell Ave., Bisbee, AZ, 85603. Please bring your own seating. This screening is part of LOFT FILM FEST ON THE ROAD, a community-building program that takes unexpected films for free screenings in underserved and unserved rural areas, providing a unique cultural experience. These movies will travel across Southern Arizona in The Loft Solar Cinema, a cargo van outfitted with solar panels (donated by Technicians for Sustainability) to power a 20-foot inflatable screen and state-of-the-art mobile projection system. Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. This in depth examination presents an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, and often beleaguered artist. Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. Acclaimed filmmaker Amy J. Berg’s documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. (Dir. by Amy J. Berg, 2015, USA, 105 mins., Not Rated)