Amy Winehouse Documentary Releases First Official Clip: Watch

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse photographed in 2009.

Amy, the embattled Amy Winehouse documentary set to premiere this summer, has been previewed with a first official clip that details the late singer's songwriting process through the words of her manager, Nick Schmansky. Watch the quick teaser below:

"We'd recorded quite a few demo recordings, and I started to talk about whether she ever considered writing," Schmansky recalls in the clip, which features close-up footage of Winehouse and some of her handwritten lyrics. "She said she's not sure about writing songs, but she's written a lot of poems. She knew full well she'd been writing songs, but they were very personal songs."

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Directed by Asif Kapadia, Amy has been condemned by Winehouse's family, who labeled the film as "misleading and contain[ing] some basic untruths" in a statement issued late last month. The family has accused the film of suggesting that they had done too little to help Winehouse, who died in July 2011 at age 27, overcome her drug and alcohol addiction.

The documentary is set for a July 3 release in the U.K., and will receive a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.


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