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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Oct 24, 2018

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The Museum partners with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to present groundbreaking films that address an array of themes about art and the human experience.


Larger than life, wild, scary, and androgynous: Grace Jones plays all of these parts. Viewers of Bloodlight and Bami also discover Jones as a lover, daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother. The film weaves the layers of Jones’s public and private life as she moves effortlessly among different facets. In Jamaican patois, “Bloodlight” is the red light that illuminates when an artist is recording; “Bami” means bread, the substance of daily life.