Amy, Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed documentary on Amy Winehouse‘s tragic life story, comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on December 1st. In advance of tomorrow’s release, we’re premiering one of the deleted scenes that will appear as bonus content on these new editions. This clip features Winehouse at the 2004 Brit Awards, a night that the singer’s friend and fellow musician Tyler James views in retrospect as an ominous turning point in the singer’s career.
We see a beaming Winehouse arriving late at the ceremony and speaking with a reporter. “I’m just excited to be here,” she enthuses, mock-fretting, “I don’t want to miss Beyoncé!” In a voice-over, James notes that the press’ remarks on her appearance at the event led to an unhealthy self-consciousness for the singer. As we see Winehouse reacting with barely concealed dejection to losing the award for Best British Female to Dido, it’s clear that the night wasn’t the joyous occasion it seemed to be.
Despite criticism from the singer’s father, Mitch, who labeled the filmmakers “a disgrace,” Amy has become the top-grossing British documentary of all time. “What I learned was what a creative, intelligent, funny human being she was,” Kapadia told Rolling Stone of the experience of making the film. “I didn’t know any of that. I don’t know if anyone did.”