Betty Davis: Watch a documentary on the late funk icon

Crack Magazine Supporters can watch for free until Sunday (20 February).

A week since her passing, the music industry is still reeling from the loss of Betty Davis. The trailblazing artist, who passed away on 9 February aged 77, was best known for her raw take on funk, as well as her lascivious stage presence and vibrant wardrobe. Her hits included tracks such as Anti Love Song, Nasty Gal and They Say I’m Different.

The latter song lends its title to a 2017 documentary on the legendary musician. Directed and written by Phil Cox, the film came together over a period of four years. It joins the dots between the artist’s formative years in rural North Carolina to her eventual retreat from the public eye via her professional highs and personal affairs – including her marriage to Miles Davis. It also presents raw archival concert footage captured at the height of Davis’ career.

Crack Magazine Supporters can watch Betty: They Say I’m Different for free until Sunday 20 February. The screening is available to Supporters worldwide.

This is the latest music film to made available to Supporters. Last month, we teamed up with Norient Film Festival to exclusively screen new music documentaries on Indonesian street punks, cumbia’s global reach and Bristol duo Giant Swan. We’ve also screened documentaries such as Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda and Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story.

Head to the Supporters hub to log in or become a Supporter now to access these and more screenings, talks, digital issues and exclusives. Watch the trailer for Betty: They Say I’m Different below.

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