Coming to theatres this Friday, August 18:
WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”
Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal
Nantucket, AFI Docs, Sydney, Karlovy Vary, Documentary Edge, Los Angeles, Galway
An intimate reassessment of Whitney Houston’s life and career.
I previously wrote about the doc for Nantucket’s program, saying:
Whitney Houston was one of the most successful female recording artists of all time, counting six Grammys among more than 400 awards earned in her lifetime, more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and international crossover appeal to rival that of Michael Jackson. Despite her decades of success, she is best remembered for her troubled marriage to fellow singer Bobby Brown – memorably documented on his reality show, BEING BOBBY BROWN – her struggles with addiction, and her tragic death at the age of 48 in 2012. Acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi Dolezal issue a corrective in the form of a compelling and sensitive portrait that explores Houston’s success and the confluence of factors that contributed to the talented performer’s fate.