|Janis: Little Girl Blue – Trailer
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 1971 at age 27. With â€œJanis: Little Girl Blue,â€� Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (â€œDeliver Us from Evil,â€� â€œWest of Memphisâ€�) examines Joplinâ€™s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Joplinâ€™s own words tell much of the filmâ€™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 (and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power). Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her meteoric rise and untimely demise changed music forever.
Directed by: Amy Berg
Starring: Chan Marshall (Narrator), Janis Joplin (archive footage), Dick Cavett, Sam Andrew, DA Pennebaker, Bob Weir, Laura Joplin, Michael Joplin