Almost exactly a year ago, BBC Films commissioned production on a new documentary on Grace Jones from director Sophie Fiennes, the first of its kind. Described as an observational portrait, the feature film is titled “Grace Jones – The Musical of My Life,” and it’ll weave a multi-narrative journey through the private and public realms of the legendary singer and performer, mixing intimate personal footage with unique staged musical sequences.
Incredibly, this will be the first comprehensive feature film (fiction or non-fiction) on the personal and professional life of Grace Jones.
BBC Films join the BFI Film Fund and the Irish Film Board as co-financiers.
While a 2017 premiere date has been expected, we haven’t seen or heard anything more about the project since that initial May 2016 announcement. Jones is currently on an international tour, as the filmmakers likely continue to follow her, capturing footage for the film. And per her official Facebook page, it’s a busy tour with recent stops in South America and across Europe, with dates scheduled in other markets, throughout the summer.
If the film does premiere in 2017, a Toronto International Film Festival premiere is a strong possibility. Otherwise, look to 2018.
But while we wait to learn more about the film, check out this really awesome video put together by Made to Measure (M2M), a new fashion video network. Produced under their “Iconic” series of videos, this one covers “the ABCs” of Grace Jones, literally A through Z. Just watch to understand and appreciate.
“Fashion, art, and music all converged in the form of Grace Jones. The gender-bending, androgynous, hyper sexual supermodel whose influence is still felt throughout pop culture today is a testament to the power of individuality.”
Check out “Iconic: Grace Jones” – from A to Z.