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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