Whitney: Can I Be Me

Hers was the golden voice with unmatchable range; Whitney Houston was one of the most successful recording artists of all time. Documentarian Nick Broomfield and music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never before seen backstage look at the height of Houston’s stardom, and the forces that lead to her devastating fall.

“Can I be me?” was Houston’s favourite expression, according to her band members, so much so that they sampled it to play at the start of rehearsals. WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME explores, via candid interviews and performance footage, the central dilemma that Houston faced: even though she had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and was recognised as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still couldn’t do what she wanted to do, either professionally or in her personal life. What’s created is a portrait of a remarkable woman who needed more help than she received, and an unflinching, gripping and wholly committed exploration of talent given and taken away.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

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Rating M
Genre Documentary
Running Time 105
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