Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Fearsome disco diva Grace Jones is still going strong in this 2017 documentary, which alternates scenes of her eye-popping stage act at a Dublin theater with lengthy cinema verite sequences of her private life. The veteran fashion model looks sensational in her late 60s, strutting around onstage in a corset, heels, and her trademark outrageous hats; she cuts an imposing figure offstage as well, in scenes that show her recording with her longtime collaborators Sly and Robbie and relaxing with her extended family in Spanish Town, Jamaica, where she grew up. The offstage sequences can be revealing—in one scene, Jones recalls the abusive step-grandfather who inspired her aggressive musical persona—but director Sophie Fiennes sets such a languid pace that the songs can’t come soon enough.