MESTO/VENUE: Kinoteka, Kosovska 11
DATUM/DATE: 13. i 17.3.2018.
VREME/TIME: 20:30
KARTE/TICKETS: 350

Veća od života, divlja, zastrašujuća i androgina – Grejs Džouns (Grace Jones) igra sve ove uloge. Ipak, ovde je otkrivamo kao ljubavnicu, ćerku, majku, pa čak i baku, dok se razotkriva pred našim pogledom i dozvoljava nam da razumemo šta sačinjava njenu masku. Scena je mesto gde se otelotvoruju njeni najekstremniji aspekti i gde se oslobađa njena dramska imaginacija.

U filmu možemo videti jedinstvena izvođenja kultnih hitova kao što su „Slave To The Rhythm” ili „Pull Up To The Bumper”, kao i novije autobiografske numere „Williams’ Blood” i „Hurricane”. Ove lične pesme povezuju nas sa porodičnim životom Grejs Džouns, dok pratimo putovanje kroz Jamajku, otkrivajući njene korene i priču o njenom traumatičnom detinjstvu. Njeni nastupi se tematski provlače kroz film, a „Love is the Drug“ izvedena u stilu arije nas dovodi do završnih i najdirljivijih scena. Ovo je Grejs koju ne poznajemo, neko ko nas podseća šta zaista znači biti živ.

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. 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. The performance continues to move thematically though the film, with Love Is The Drug acting like an aria, bringing the film to its final and most touching scenes. This is a Grace we have not seen before, someone who reminds us of what it is to dare to be truly alive.