This July, the life and career of Amy Winehouse will be the focus of a new documentary titled Amy. The film incorporates previously unheard recordings and unseen archival footage, and in the first teaser trailer, we see Winehouse’s rise from a young girl to a budding star to a global sensation using footage from the singer’s personal home movies.
“Singing has always been important to me, but I never thought I’d end up singing or be a singer. I just thought I’m lucky that it’s something I can always do if I want to,” Winehouse says. The documentary uses Winehouse’s own words to tell her story, and in the trailer, the singer paints herself as a reluctant star anxious about her own fame before she released her Grammy-winning breakout album Back to Black in 2006.
“I’m not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything besides a musician,” Winehouse says through archival footage. “I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I’d probably go mad.” At teaser’s end, all the home movies of Winehouse form a mosaic of the “Rehab” singer as she admits to an interviewer that she’s unable to trust anyone.
Amy, 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 3rd, nearly four years after Winehouse died of accidental alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. Deadline reports that A24 has acquired Amy‘s U.S. distribution rights.