Standing alongside Amy as one of the best music documentaries of recent times, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald's (Marley, Touching The Void) Whitney gives an unprecedented and unique look into the life of one of the greatest singers of all time. This will be an unflinching and honest portrait of a rare talent told by those closest to her.
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.
Made with full access to her family and collaborators, Whitney showcases exclusive audio and never-before-seen video archive from her time as a recording artist and performer whilst reassessing the life and legacy of one of music’s biggest stars.
Running Time: 2hrs
BBFC Advice: 15
Director(s): Kevin Macdonald
Country of Origin: UK & USA
Year of release: 2018