American Masters – Janis: Little Girl Blue

American Masters – Janis: Little Girl Blue

Tuesday, May 3, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 & Wednesday, May 11, at 9pm on ThinkTV14

One of the most revered and influential rock ’n’ roll singers of all time, Janis Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil, West of Memphis, Prophet’s Prey) examines Joplin’s story in depth, for the first time on film, presenting an intimate portrait of a complicated and driven artist.

American Masters – Janis: Little Girl Blue features a never-before-seen extended film cut with additional archival performance footage and new interviews with Joplin’s sister Laura Joplin and musicians influenced by Janis: Alecia Moore (a.k.a. Pink), Juliette Lewis, Melissa Etheridge and the film’s narrator, Chan Marshall, who is best known as indie rock star Cat Power. In tribute, she performs “A Woman Left Lonely” from Joplin’s final studio album Pearl, released posthumously on January 11, 1971. This year marks the album’s 45th anniversary.

American Masters

Janis: Little Girl Blue - Trailer

Aired: 2016-05-04 00:00:00 1:19 Rating: NR

Janis Joplin thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27.