Nearly four years since her tragic death, the legacy of Amy Winehouse lives on in a new documentary entitled ‘AMY.’
The film, directed by Senna filmmaker Asif Kapadia and produced by Exit Through the Gift Shop‘s James Gay-Rees, is set to premiere in the U.K. on July 3.
Amy incorporates previously unheard recordings, archival footage, and personal home movies of the British singer, who died of accidental alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. The first trailer, which premiered via Rolling Stone, shows Winehouse’s rise from a budding star to a global sensation.
“Singing has always been important to me, but I never thought I’d end up singing or be a singer,” says Amy. “I just thought I’m lucky that it’s something I can always do if I want to.”
Winehouse tells her heartbreaking story in her own words and shares her reluctance to fame before she released her Grammy-winning album Back to Black in 2006.
“I don’t think I can handle it,” she says. “I would probably go mad.”