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Grace Jones’ The Musical of My Life To Be Released in 2017

Music and fashion icon Grace Jones is due to release her ‘doc-biopic’ The Musical of My Life, this year. In production since 2005, under the direction of Sophie Fiennes, it explores the artist’s public and private lives through personal and live show footage, including film shot over two dates at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre in September 2016, which the Irish Times described as “awesome, transcendental”.

The Musical of My Life has been in production for over a decade, in collaboration with filmmaker Sophie Fiennes (who worked with philosopher Slavoj Žižek on The Pervert’s Guide… films) crafting “a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the legendary singer and performer Grace Jones”, according to the synopsis on the British Council website, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences, and reaching beyond the iconic mask to create a cinematic journey into the worlds of this great artist.

Although no release date has been announced, the film rights were acquired by Picturehouse in 2016, and the BBC and BFI-backed film is scheduled to be screened at UK cinemas some time in 2017. This documentary comes after the publication of Grace Jones’ candid autobiography, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs, in 2015, and her spectacular headline sets at AFROPUNK 2016 in both New York and London.