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.
**Opening Night Gala (special ticket price applies). Dress Code: Contemporary black-tie
WELLINGTON Wed 10 May 2017
07.00 pm Arrival and a glass of bubbles
07.45 pm Opening Address and Film Screening
09.40 pm Cocktail party at the Roxy including canapes and drinks followed by cash bar
AUCKLAND Wed 24 May 2017
06.00 pm Arrival / Red Carpet, a glass of bubbles, goodie bags
06.45 pm Gala Awards Ceremony (MC: Alison Mau)
07.30 pm Film Screening
09.10 pm Q&A with director Nick Broomfield
09.30 pm Cocktail party at Q including canapes and drinks followed by cash bar
- Australasia Premiere