Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)

Director
Amy Berg

Main cast
Janis Joplin; Cat Power; D.A. Pennebaker; Dick Cavett; Peter Albin

Genres
Documentary, Music

Description
Musician Cat Power narrates this documentary on Janis Joplin's evolution into a star from letters that Joplin wrote over the years to her friends, family, and collaborators.


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