If you’ve ever wanted to delve into the life of model and music icon, Grace Jones, you’ll soon be able to. The Toronto International Film Festival recently announced that a documentary surrounding the timeless talent will be premiering this September during the nonfiction section of their TIFF Docs specialty program.
Titled Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, the Sophie Fiennes-directed film is set to show footage of the Jamaican talent over the course of a decade. The film, which began shooting in 2005, shows Fiennes focusing on the artistic and personal life of Jones —and captures intimate moments with her family during a road trip through Jamaica.
“This film began in a collaborative creative spirit,” Fiennes said. "Grace had fiercely controlled her public image, but made the bold decision to un-mask. She never sought to control my shooting process, and I didn’t second-guess the narrative of the film as I was shooting. I just gathered evidence.”
In a newly released clip of the movie, the New Wave icon can be seen creating one of the unique makeup looks that fans have grown to know her for over the years. With the instrumental to her 1981 hit single “Pull Up To The Bumper” serving as the backtrack, Jones can be heard saying, “Sometimes, you have to be a high-flying bitch” coupled with an infectious laugh.
The film, which is slated to be released to the general public on October 27, will also take a look into the trendsetter’s dark past — some of which may have been revealed in her 2015 memoir, I’ll Never Write My Memoirs. Likewise, the film will include unique performances of her classic tracks “Slave to The Rhythm” and “Pull Up To The Bumper.”