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Through electrifying archival footage, exclusive interviews and rare personal letters, this documentary examines the meteoric rise and untimely fall of one of the most iconic and influential rock 'n' roll singers of all time: Janis Joplin. Directed by Oscar-nominee Amy Berg and produced by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney. Featuring musicians Pink, Kris Kristofferson, Melissa Etheridge, Bob Weir and more.
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PBSAmerican Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD
 
4.2

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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Life story of Janis

By Jayne

from Minnesota

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Comments about PBS American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD:

After watching this documentary, on PBS, I was so happy to find it on DVD here. I am a fan of Janis and found the documentary wonderful in showing her life.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best, Most Complete Janis Bio

By Snoozing Lion

from SF Bay Area

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Comments about PBS American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD:

I was thrilled when I saw this on PBS, and just had to buy it. It's the best, most honest, most context-worthy bio of lonely genius, Janis Joplin. Her pain was so unnecessary, yet so typical of those times.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best of an era

By Mike

from Now Hawaii, formerly Stinson Beach, Ca

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Comments about PBS American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD:

She was raw, honest and driven. I saw her in the Peirce St Annex in '67 with Big Bros. They were rough but she was top form. Only a few people there. Several places after that as well in SF then too. She used to tool around in her psychedelic painted Porsche 911, hi as a kite. The loss to us and the the music world was terrible. The woman knew the blues... So sad. Great DVD though, Thanks.

(11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Girl Blue: Janis Joplin

By Nora

from Oakland, California

Comments about PBS American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD:

This was an amazing film about the Janis Joplin that I knew from concerts on the East Coast. A friend from NYC watched it at her time. And we both ended up singing and crying along with Joplin. I will never forget the last concert we saw together at Yale New Haven's Bowl. It started raining and she and her band had to move under a tarp. This was August before she overdosed in October. She said and I quote - "Don't bury me in Connecticut, man, bury me in California". We both watched her - dressed in purple - a tiny figure dancing and carrying a bottle of Southern Comfort.

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD by PBS

By OLDONE

from ORANGE, CA

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Comments about PBS American Masters: Janis: Little Girl Blue DVD:

Gave it as a gift - because of the TV show

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