Janis: Little Girl Blue

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Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. With “Janis: Little Girl Blue,”... read more
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Janis Joplin is one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time, a tragic and misunderstood figure who thrilled millions of listeners and blazed new creative trails before her death in 1970 at age 27. With “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (“Deliver Us from Evil,” “West of Memphis”) examines Joplin’s story in depth for the first time on film, presenting an intimate and insightful portrait of a complicated, driven, often beleaguered artist. Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time (and read by Southern-born indie rock star/actor Chan Marshall, also known as Cat Power). Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. Berg’s “Janis: Little Girl Blue” offers new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever.

Original Release

09/13/2015

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Cast

Janis Joplin Herself (archive footage)
Kris Kristofferson Himself
Dick Cavett Himself
Sam Andrew Himself
D.A. Pennebaker Himself
Cat Power Janis Joplin (voice) (as Chan Marshall)
Peter Albin Himself
Karleen Bennett Herself - Janis Joplin's Childhood Friend
Laura Joplin Herself - Janis Joplin's Sister
Michael Lee Joplin Himself - Janis Joplin's Brother
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Amy Berg

Cast

Janis Joplin Herself (archive footage)
Kris Kristofferson Himself
Dick Cavett Himself
Sam Andrew Himself
D.A. Pennebaker Himself
Cat Power Janis Joplin (voice) (as Chan Marshall)
Peter Albin Himself
Karleen Bennett Herself - Janis Joplin's Childhood Friend
Laura Joplin Herself - Janis Joplin's Sister
Michael Lee Joplin Himself - Janis Joplin's Brother
J. Dave Moriaty Himself - Janis Joplin's Schoolfriend
Jack Smith Himself - Janis Joplin's Schoolfriend
Powell St. John Himself
Jae Whitaker Herself
Travis Rivers Himself
Dave Getz Himself
David Dalton Himself - Founding Editor of Rolling Stone Magazine
Bob Weir Himself
Otis Redding Himself (archive footage)
Clive Davis Himself - President of Columbia Records 1967-1973

Producers

Noah C. Haeussner Executive Producer
Michael Kantor Executive Producer
Susan Lacy Executive Producer
Stacey Offman Executive Producer
Michael Raimondi Executive Producer
Richard Perello Executive Producer
Alex Gibney Producer
Amy Berg Producer
Jeff Jampol Producer
Katherine LeBlond Producer
Jayne Goldsmith Producer
Ophelia Harutyunyan Producer
Katelyn Howes Producer
Jonathan McHugh Producer
Stephanie Sklar Producer
Midas Von Haeussner Producer

Editors

Mark Harrison, Maya Hawke, Billy McMillin, Garret Price, Brendan Walsh

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