AMY Wows Audience at Irish Premiere

Posted June 24, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
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The hashtag #AmyFilm was trending on Twitter last night as the Irish premiere of AMY took place in the Light House Cinema in Smithfield to a packed out audience.  The premiere was the hot ticket in town last night with attendees including members of The Corona’s, James Vincent McMorrow, Lisa O’Neill and Delorentos along with Irish actors Peter Coonan (Love/Hate), Eoin Macken (NBC’s The Night Shift) and The Voice of Ireland winner Patrick James.  The award-winning producer of AMY, James Gay-Rees also jetted into Dublin to take part in a post screening Q&A with Today FM’s Ed Smith.

 

Following the screening audience members took to Twitter to share their emotional reactions to the film.  Some of the tweets included:

@CryMonsterCry: Saw #AmyFilm last night @LIghthouseD7 A very haunting funny rounded portrayal of a huge talent.  Fantastic and sad

@EmmaElizaR: #AmyFilm is as captivating, unflinching and deeply personal as her music…. Brilliant premiere last night

@clare_devereux: At the Amy Winehouse premiere with my sis @gldevereux.  Such a great doco #AmyFilm well worth seeing

@Dubl1nJo: #AmyFilm really moving doc.  Blown away by her talent again seeing the footage.

@linny_pinnyx: Beautifully directed, shocking funny and tragic #AmyFilm  She really was one of a kind

@louclarkeradio: Went to see #AmyFilm tonight!  Heart wrenching.  A must see!

@miss_susanboyle: One of the most tragic & brilliant documentary films I have ever seen; #AmyFilm is heartbreakingly good

@samwhiplash: What an incredible snapshot of Amy Winehous #AmyFilm captures.  Incredible emotion and lyrics!  A tragic loss of talent.  Great job all involved.

The much anticipated Irish premiere of Asif Kapadia’s revelatory new documentary on the life and career of the late Amy Winehouse was in association with Universal Music Ireland and Today FM.

Painstakingly assembled from extensive archive material, including the star’s own home movies, photographs, handwritten song lyrics, early demos of some of her most famous songs, as well as personal recollections from friends, family members, and creative collaborators, AMY is an emotionally searching and honest depiction of an extraordinary talent, whose battles with addiction would end with her promising career cut painfully short at the age of just 27.

AMY is in Irish cinemas on the 3rd of July.