Whitney (2018)

May 16, 2018 | Biography, Documentary, Music

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writer(s): N/A

Starring: Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Brown, Merv Griffin, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Dionne Warwick, Nelson Mandela, Marvin Gaye, Robyn Crawford, Cissy Houston, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, Debra Martin Chase, Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, Patricia Houston, Gary Houston, Rickey Minor, Dee Dee Warwick, Nicole David, Cinque Henderson, Laurie Badami, Joseph Arbagey, John Houston III, René Mioch, Mary Jones, Michael Houston, Steve Lapuk, Brad Johnson, John Russell Houston Jr., Kenneth Gibson, Steven Gittelman, Drinkard Singers, Alan Jacobs, Donna Houston, Bette Sussman, Ray Watson, Ellen White, Lynne Volkman, Deforest B. Soaries Jr., Keith Kelly, Ellin Lavar

Synopsis: Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. The documentary feature Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar (R)-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past. READ REVIEW

Release Date: May 16, 2018 (France) | Length: 120 min | Genre: Biography, Music | MPAA Rating: NR

Note: Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.