SFFF “Amy” Winehouse Celebration – Press Release


SantaFeFilmFestival Press Contact: Nani Rivera

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505-988-7414 ext. 102

On December 3, 2015 the Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF) honors the life of soulful jazz singer, Amy Winehouse in an “Amy Celebration.” The three-part event includes a screening of the emotionally charged documentary, Amy, at the Violet Crown Cinema, immediately followed by a High Note after party and concludes with a deeply discounted night’s stay at Hotel Santa Fe.

Rising from birthday party videos to enormous venues performances, Amy Winehouse fell under the influence of fame. When SFFF staff pre-screened Oscar-buzz Amy, they agreed that the film is an opportunity for millions of Winehouse fans to have closure following the singer’s untimely passing. Collaborating with Executive Director NaNi Rivera, the staff sought ways to celebrate a life with music and the cinematic arts.

Details are as follows:

Thursday, December 3, 6:30 pm. at the Violet Crown, screening of Asif Kapadia’s Amy.

Thursday, December 3. 9:00 pm until close, After Party at the High Note, 132 Water Street, live jazz band: The Attitudes with headliner Jim Almand, including Amy cover music by vocalist Julie Stewart.

Fingerfood, Cash Bar, Party tickets sold at the door:  $10

Festival Director Rivera wanted to expand on one of SFFF’s themes of social responsibility and is including the festival’s deeply-discounted rate at the Hotel Santa Fe into a Amy Celebration Package:

Thursday, December 3, $100 Packages sold through Eventbrite, include a night’s stay at Hotel Santa Fe for 2, 2 Passes to the film and 2 passes to the party.

Amy Package wristbands can be picked up at SFFF Headquarters check-in at hotel Santa Fe, walking distance to the High Note. KBAC radio will be featuring Amy Winehouse music a few days before the December 3 event and live interviews during the party.

In the Amy documentary, Winehouse speaks poignantly about her life in “her own words.” Join the Santa Fe Film Festival in celebrating the life of an incredible talent whose delicious voice brought Motown and jazz club sounds to a new audience.

About the Santa Fe Film Festival

The Original Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally. Our annual event honors everyone working both behind the scenes and on screen to bring the best of film creation, production and showings to the public. We constantly seek improvement in our respective crafts and provide filmmakers with resources to pursue their dreams. To that end, the Santa Fe Film Festival focuses on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and discriminating movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties.

The Festival will continue to grow as the leading exhibition and educational portal for all things cinematic in New Mexico. The Santa Fe Film Festival is a cultural, not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.


Photo Courtesy A24

Courtesy A24
Photo by James McCauley/REX (679380o)
Amy Winehouse
Vodafone Summer Series, Somerset House, London, Britain – 20 Jul 2007