Questlove Gave A Heartfelt Screening Of The New Amy Winehouse Doc
At a screening he himself hosted last week, situated at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City, Roots bandleader and Okayplayer founder Questlove broke down with raw emotion before pushing play on Amy the new documentary dedicated to the life, career and death of the lost modern soul legend Amy Winehouse.
“This is probably the first time that I’ve really committed to seeing her image or listening to her music since she passed,” Questlove said at the event, New York Post’s Page Six reports.
“This is going to be kind of hard to watch in public,” he added.
While Amy has garnered criticism from members of Winehouse’s family, the Asif Kapadia-directed feature still remains one of the most hotly-anticipated music docs of 2015 and will see a wide theatrical release on Friday, July 3rd. Questlove, who you may recall had plans to start a soul supergroup with Winehouse just prior to her death (Mos Def and Raphael Saadiq were also said to have been a part of that plan), appears in the documentary himself but still has trouble recalling Winehouse and what might have been–what should have been. “It was too much to take. I would have preferred to watch in private,” Questlove told Page Six.
“I really haven’t met a person so immersed in their art,” Questlove told the tabloid. “I have this sort of know-it-all reputation for music, but she knew way, way more stuff than I did. Every conversation was always, ‘Let me top you’ . . . I’m just very honored and blessed to have known her.” Watch the trailer for Amy below.