Disarming Films, Jigsaw Productions and Thirteen Productions LLC's American Masters are co-producing Janis: Little Girl Blue in association with Sony Music Entertainment and UEG (Union Entertainment Group). The film will have its U.S. broadcast premiere on the American Masters series on PBS.
Currently in production, Berg's documentary strips away Janis' rock 'n' roll persona to reveal the gentle, trusting, innocent, but powerful woman behind the legend, in the quintessential story of the short, turbulent and epic existence that changed music forever.
Director Amy Berg had this to say in a statement.
Content's Jamie Carmichael had this to say in a statement.
Janis Joplin was a rock icon and a goddess of sound, but there was actually far more to her than that. Janis serves as the narrator for her own life story - intimate, personal letters she wrote to her family, friends and lovers take us on a journey starting from her childhood. Her talent and magnetism is self-evident in rare and never-before-seen footage. We follow Janis performing at Monterey Pop in 1967, Woodstock in 1969, and Festival Express in 1970 as well as witness interviews with her family, friends and rock star contemporaries who paint a new, intimate portrait of Janis the woman and tell the heartbreaking tale of her demise.
Featuring a soundtrack of Janis' greatest hits - Cry Baby, Mercedes Benz, Piece of My Heart and many more, Janis: Little Girl Blue will join the pantheon of great music documentaries by providing a glimpse into the private life and inner struggles of one of the world's most influential rock icons.