Janis: Little Girl Blue At The Houston Cinema Arts Festival

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Janis: Little Girl Blue At The Houston Cinema Arts Festival
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With Janis: Little Girl Blue, Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) examines singer Janis Joplin’s story for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. With massive hits including “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Piece of My Heart,” and such classic albums as Cheap Thrills and Pearl, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joplin was one of the definitive stars to emerge during the musical and cultural revolution of the 1960s. Yet, as Janis: Little Girl Blue reveals, Joplin never fully recovered from the persecution she felt as a social outcast during her adolescence in Port Arthur, Texas, and for all of her on-stage bravado and her uninhibited, sexualized persona, she was haunted by insecurity and a need for acceptance throughout her life. When she discovered the blues, she found an outlet for her pain and loneliness, and when she made it to San Francisco at the dawn of the hippie era, she fell into a community in which she finally felt she belonged.
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By: Janis Joplin