Janis: Little Girl Blue

Janis: Little Girl Blue 

Musician Cat Power narrates this acclaimed documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star, using unseen archive and previously unshared personal letters.

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(Director) Amy Berg brings an intimate voice to her absorbing documentary portrait of late blues-rock goddess Janis Joplin 


...tells the legendary singer's story with vitality and heart 

The Hollywood Reporter

Amy Berg's deeply sympathetic documentary on Janis Joplin...gets so much right, it feels like a major act of cultural excavation 

Time Out

...Joplin emerges as we've never seen her before: articulate, ambitious, torn between her wild self and her desperate need for stability 

Los Angeles Times

Amy Berg has perfectly captured the true essence of Janis Joplin 

The Upcoming



The film sustains a double vision of both the child and the hard-living folk-blues mama Joplin became 

New York Times


The Wrap

...brilliantly conveys the exuberant love for life and sense of fun that emanated from every pore of this snub-nosed singer 

Screen Daily

Smoothly told, with the sweetly vulnerable Joplin letters adding an additional layer of pathos, it's a sad story that leaves us wondering what might have been... 

Seattle Times

Janis Joplin, rock’s original reckless diva, is still thrilling and tragic in Little Girl Blue 


Berg does an excellent job of capturing the era and times in which Joplin lived, and more critically, how she clashed against them 

The Playlist

Berg crafts a much deeper look into the woman behind the myth and the result is unexpected 

Consequence of Sound

Amy Berg grounds us so effectively in Joplin's emotional realm as to partially rekindle the social transcendence that her voice must have represented for its owner 


Amy Berg yet again delivers another highly comprehensive exposé, this time vindicating the triumphant and tragic life of the iconic “Queen of Psychedelic Soul” 


Official Selection

Venice Film Festival


Official Selection

Toronto International Short Film Festival


Official Selection

London Film Festival


Official Selection

Bath Film Festival


Official Selection

Doc NYC Film Festival


Type Feature film
Length 107 Minutes
Rating 15
Genres Documentary, Feature, Music
Cast Janis Joplin, Cat Power
Director Amy Berg
Producer Alex Gibney, Katherine LeBlond, Jeff Jampol
Language English

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