Amy Winehouse’s Father “Felt Sick” When He Watched New Documentary

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The family of Amy Winehouse is outraged over a new documentary of the late singer’s life set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this May, reports People. In a statement released by a family spokesperson, the family wish to "disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film," which they call “unbalanced” and “misleading.”

Claiming that the controversial project from BAFTA-winning director Asif Kapadia horribly misrepresented the family’s efforts to help the troubled singer before her death, the family calls out the upcoming film as containing “some basic mistruths” that hurt not only them but also all “individuals and families suffering from the complicated affliction of addiction.”  

On Kapadia’s source material for the documentary, the family feel that the “narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy's associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life. Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut."  
Winehouse’s father, Mitch, is particularly incensed, calling out the filmmakers for ignoring “the crucial role played by Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil” and admitting in an interview with The Sun that he “felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted."   

The controversial documentary hits U.K. theaters on July 3 and will be released State-side later this summer.    
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