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Mary J Blige “My Life” documentary filmed screened Tuesday, June 22 before it ships June 25th to the public. Here is the info about the project.
Nine-time Grammy®-winning recording artist and Academy Award nominated singer and actress Mary J. Blige set the music world on fire with her trailblazing 1994 LP “My Life,” a collection of powerful confessionals about her battles with abuse, depression and addiction that forged a profound and enduring connection with millions of fans around the globe.
Public Opening 6/25 (Amazon Prime Video), our advance screening was 6/22
Running time: 82 minutes
In Oscar®-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth’s documentary MARY J. BLIGE’S MY LIFE, the singer, producer and actress reveals the demons and blessings that inspired the record and propelled her from the soul-crushing world of New York’s housing projects to international stardom. In the process, she celebrates the 25th anniversary of her most influential work by performing the album live for the first time
Directed by: Vanessa Roth
Produced by: Ashaunna K. Ayars and Q. Nicole Jackson
Executive Produced by: Mary J. Blige, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Jeffrey Harleston and Jody Gerson
R E V I E W Comments
This writer watched the movie from the ROKU menu at home. It popped up one night I was clicking around. A single Mary J. Blige track is on my IPhone 8. I love that track because it is so funky. Its been there for years and long before her documentary was made. i remember reading a Mary J Blige quote many years ago when she said “I used to sing off key a lot and didn’t know it.” She is an honest person and this film work is all about her rawest truths. She went from being known in the projects to being a world superstar before she was 25. Her singing affects people the way it does. And she sings a lot about pain. In the movie she explains why completely. A Mary J fan is a fan for life. She has them for forty years. They’ll love this film. I don’t keep up with Mary J’s record releases. I have seen her many times because she has worked on stage with Jay Z and Sean Combs, her first real industry agent who also produced this documentary. Puffy knows music and he was floored by her ability when he met her. His hunch turned out to be right. She was good. In the movie, he said ” I just knew that swagger, that voice and her attitude would be a hit with the ladies,” before she reached the top. I recommend the movie. The music is really great and Mary J Blige is a good person with talent and a big heart.
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