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Janis (1974)

Rating:R
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:October 18, 1974
Running time:96 minutes
Cast:Janis Joplin, Sam Andrew, Dick Cavett
Director:Howard Alk
Producer:Howard Alk, F.R. Crawley, Seaton Findlay
Writer:Howard Alk, Seaton Findlay
Distributor:Universal Pictures

Description: Released within five years of Janis Joplin's tragic death in 1970, this documentary is more celebration than investigation. But, the film provides ample opportunity to read between the lines in various interviews, rehearsals and state performances and to understand something of the sadness that persisted beneath Joplin's brash exuberance.

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