Run time: 120 Mins
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Cast: Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brow, Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston
Synopsis: Filmmaker Kevin Macdonald examines the life and career of singer Whitney Houston. Features never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive recordings, rare performances and interviews with the people who knew her best.
Director Kevin Macdonald [Touching the Void (2003); The Last King of Scotland (2006); Black Sea (2014); State of Play (2009)] gives an ultimately heart-breaking , emotional deconstruction of the life of the beautiful and immensely talented, Whitney Houston with previously unseen archive footage, rare interviews and a harrowing explanation for her self-destruction.
With over 200 million album sales worldwide, and remaining the only artist to chart seven consecutive US No.1s, Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. Coming from an esteemed lineage of singers, Whitney was destined to be plucked from her gospel-singing roots to rule the world stage. She inspired a generation of singers from Mariah Carey to Beyoncé and her unforgettable performance of The Star-Spangled Banner unlocked an anthem that had for so long been dismissed by many black artists. But all these achievements have become a footnote to a story of addiction and self-destruction. With salacious stories filling the columns of tabloid papers and magazines, Whitney had the voice of an angel onstage, but was being torn apart by her demons offstage.
Coming a year after
’s 2017 documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me; Macdonald’s film exposes further painful paradoxes and shocking insights into Houston’s tragic life.
Images courtesy of: ALTITUDE FILMS