Director Amy Berg Presents a Portrait of Janis Joplin in 'American Masters'

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Janis Joplin thrilled audiences and blazed new creative trails before her death at age 27 in 1970. Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg examines Joplin’s story in depth, presenting an intimate portrait of a complicated and driven artist. The broadcast features a never-before-seen extended film cut with archival performance footage and new interviews with Joplin’s sister Laura Joplin and musicians.

Go Behind the Scenes: Chan Marshall Talks About Voicing Janis Joplin’s Letters

Chan “Cat Power” Marshall, who serves as the film’s narrator and provides the voice for Joplin-penned letters, discusses how she tapped into Joplin’s mindset for the documentary.

Janis Joplin: American Masters airs Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8 pm on WSKG TV.

 

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