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Teaneck Screens Oscar-Winning Amy Winehouse Documentary

Amy Winehouse
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TEANECK, N.J. -- Amy Winehouse (Sept. 14, 1983-July 23, 2011) will be remembered at the Teaneck Library with the Friday showing of the film "Amy."

The Oscar-winning 2015 movie won the 2016 Best Documentary Feature Film award.

The story of the six-time Grammy-winner features unseen footage and previously unheard tracks, and is told in the singer's own words.

The movie discusses the singer's struggle with substance abuse before and after her career took off. It was directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees, George Pank, and Paul Bell.

The R-rated documentary will be shown at 10 a.m. and runs 2 hours, 7 minutes.

It is brought to the community by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library and will be shown in the auditorium.

The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road.

Winehouse was an English singer and songwriter whose 2006 album "Back to Black" won five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying a record at the time for the number of Grammy wins by a female artist in one night.

Time magazine named "Rehab" the Best Song of 2007 and Winehouse performed at Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday party.

Her last recording before she died of alcohol poisoning was a duet with Tony Bennett, released on Sept. 20, 2011.

Numerous female artists -- including Adele, Duffy, Lady Gaga -- credit Winehouse for paving the way for them, and future female performers.

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