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Grace Jones Documentary “Bloodlight and Bami” Premiers at TIFF

The iconic model and singer, Grace Jones, exposes herself in a new way in the forthcoming documentary Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami directed by Sophie Fiennes.

The film debuts in September at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) after 10 years of collecting footage from the Jamaican born artist. “This film began in a collaborative creative spirit,” Fiennes said. “Grace had fiercely controlled her public image, but made the bold decision to un-mask. She never sought to control my shooting process, and I didn’t second-guess the narrative of the film as I was shooting. I just gathered evidence.”

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“The stage is where her most extreme embodiments

are realized and her theatrical imagination lets loose:

this is where the musical of her life is played out.”

 

The film includes performances from Jones classic hits Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams’ Bloods and Hurricane. It also takes us on a journey with Jones across Jamaica to visit her family during the holidays unveiling her family roots and her rough childhood. Jones has showed it all on stage but this documentary gives fans personal view of Jones off stage. Take a peak at the trailer below and get ready to see Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami hitting theaters in the UK on October 27 and hopefully move to the states soon after.

Wondering what the title means? Well here’s a little background: “In Jamaican patois, ‘Bloodlight’ is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and ‘Bami’ means bread, the substance of daily life.”

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#ReelArtistSpotlight JSwiss Performs New “No Music” EP

Reel Reality was originally created to showcase only young and new professionals within the film and television industry. Specifically, actors, producers, directors, etc but Reel Reality founder, Meah Denee, is trying to balance her love for live music with her love for producing. With that being said every month there will be a new “artist” that will be spotlighted and interviewed!

We start 2017 off with rapper and MC JSwiss who performed a single from his “No Music” Ep on Hey Meah! Host Meah Denee catches up with JSwiss talking about his collaborations with bass guitarist, Brady Watt, from DJ Premier live band. JSwiss also talks about his new “No Music” and the meaning of the title, and even performs a track from the EP! Watch the performance and interview below.