The film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where Grace Jones’ family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. In Jamaican patois, ‘Bloodlight’ is the red light that shows an artist is recording and ‘Bami’ means bread, the substance of daily life. Bloodlight and Bami weaves together the layers of Grace Jones’ public and private life, as she moves effortlessly between different personas.
She is gypsy, artist and partying hedonist, warm and funny but also a fierce and tenacious businesswoman. Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous yet also a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother. The film includes performances of some of her most iconic hits many of which link to her family life.
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- Cinema Nouveau – Rosebank