Reviewed at the 2017 Sydney Film Festival - Tickets on Sale Here.
Whitney Houston. A once in a generation voice. A movie star. A household name. A Diva whose brightness was extinguished by drug addiction at the all too early age of 48. It's almost shocking to consider that despite Houston's rise to a stratospheric level of fame in the 80s and early 90s that by the time of her death, she'd retreated into a level of obscurity. Nick Broomfield and co-director Rudi Dolezal attempt to resurrect her.
Broomfield (the director of “Kurt and Courtney” and “Biggie and Tupac”) and music video co-director Dolezal offer an unauthorised (her estate are in the process of making another biopic with an 'Oscar-winning' team according to Broomfield) never-before-seen look behind the icon “Whitney: Can I Be Me?”
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