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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017)

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Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Grace Jones ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar Lowell 'Sly' Dunbar ... Himself (as Sly Dunbar)
Jean-Paul Goude Jean-Paul Goude ... Himself
Marjorie Jones Marjorie Jones ... Herself, Grace Jones' mother
Robbie Shakespeare Robbie Shakespeare ... Himself


Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous - Grace Jones plays all these parts. Yet here we also discover her as a lover, daughter, mother, sister and even grandmother, as she submits herself to our gaze and allows us to understand what constitutes her mask. The stage is where her most extreme embodiments are realised and her theatrical imagination lets loose: this is where the musical of her life is played out. The film includes Grace's unique performances singing iconic hits such as Slave To The Rhythm, Pull Up To The Bumper, as well as the more recent autobiographical tracks Williams' Bloods and Hurricane. These personal songs also link to Grace's family life, as the film takes us on a holiday road trip across Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her traumatic childhood are uncovered. In Jamaican patois, 'Bloodlight' is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording and 'Bami' means bread, the substance of daily life. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami ...

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Plot Keywords:

pop music | concert | jamaica | See All (3) »


An electrifying journey through the performance, private and public worlds of pop cultural icon Grace Jones.


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Ireland | UK


English | French

Release Date:

13 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,171, 15 April 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$374,494, 9 August 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Grace Jones: These muscles are tight. I wish my pussy was this tight.
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Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 26 October 2017 (2017) See more »


Written by Grace Jones and Tricky (as Adrian Thaws)
Performed by Grace Jones
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Cut and Paste
10 April 2018 | by rabit818-67-764509See all my reviews

There is no doubt Grace Jones is a great subject. For anything, be it her music, her performance or as a muse. She has a lot of history and above anything else, a character.

Who knows the direction of the director is going. I was patient for the first 30 minutes waiting for something to happen. Somewhere along the line, she probably threw her original idea up in the air and just wing it. The result is a bad cut and paste project any high school student aspiring to do a documentary about his high school glee club can surpass this mess by seven fold.

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