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.

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm1-mjLjlyo

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

Whitney Houston
Courtesy of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston