The Janis Joplin documentary JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE will be released in the US via FilmRise reports Variety. JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE will be released in theaters in New York on November 27 and in Los Angeles and additional cities early December with home media and digital to follow. The documentary will make its U.S. TV broadcast premiere on PBS’s American Masters in 2016.
Written and directed by Berg, the Oscar-nominated documentarian known for Deliver Us From Evil and West of Memphis, Janis: Little Girl Blue examines the iconic rock ‘n’ roll singer with exclusive interviews with friends and family and never-before-seen letters, photos, audio, and video footage of Joplin. The documentary also includes a number of letters Joplin wrote to her parents, read by singer Chan Marshall, a.k.a. Cat Power.
“Janis Joplin, the artist and the woman, was a major figure in the counterculture movement,” Berg said in a release. “She also played an important role for women as a ground breaker and the first woman of rock and roll. I am so pleased that FilmRise will be giving this film a platform so that more people can be introduced to this wonderfully talented and complex icon.”