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Trailer for Amy Winehouse documentary screened at pre-Grammy event

The trailer for a "complicated and tender" documentary about the life of tragic singer Amy Winehouse has been screened at a pre-Grammy event in America.

Amy Winehouse performs At Shepherd's Bush Empire on May 28, 2007 in London. Credit: PA

Amy, which is due for release later this year, will look at the 27-year-old's life in the spotlight before her death from alcohol poisoning four years ago. The trailer which featured audio from an interview with the performer in which she spoke about becoming famous, was shown at a pre-Grammy brunch.

Winehouse famously swept the board at the 2008 Grammy Awards, picking up five gongs including song and record of the year. Universal Music UK chief executive and chairman David Joseph said the late singer's success on that occasion was the reason for his timing of the trailer's first airing.

"About two years ago we decided to make a movie about her - her career and her life," he said.

"It's a very complicated and tender movie. It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly, it captures the very heart of what she was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius."