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Whitney 15 rating

Stunning revelations and captivating reminiscences paint a picture of the extraordinary life of singer Whitney Houston, in this in-depth portrait by acclaimed filmmaker Kevin MacDonald (Touching the Void, Marley).

Documentary 2018 120 mins

Director: Kevin Macdonald



An in-depth portrait of the life and music of singer Whitney Houston, the film features a wealth of previously unreleased recordings and never-before-seen home-movie footage. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald looks at the work and creative process of Houston, giving us an intimate portrait of a woman both blessed and cursed with her talent.

A complementary piece to another recent, but very different profile - Nick Broomfield's Whitney: Can I Be Me - MacDonald's film is a broader, and more immersive experience. With more access to Houston's friends and family, MacDonald manages to unearth at least one stunning revelation. But it's the power of Houston's music that shines through, producing an inspiring testament to a great talent cruelly cut short.