Shaped to be one of the world’s most popular female vocalists, Whitney Houston had it all. Yet although she made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than the Beatles, and became recognised as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself. She died tragically, in a hotel bathroom, alone — at just 48 years old.
Made with largely never-seen-before footage and exclusive live recordings, Whitney, Can I Be Me? tells Whitney Houston’s emotionally lucid and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her. From acclaimed director, Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of a superstar, an ‘American Princess,’ the most awarded female artist ever.
*Director Nick Broomfield will attend the Festival Opening Night Gala in Auckland. A Q&A will follow the screening.
- Australasia Premiere