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PREVIEW Whitney
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Whitney, Dir. Kevin Macdonald, UK/USA, 120 mins, 2018

This latest biopic about Whitney Houston is brimming with surprising revelations, told through intimate interviews with her closest circles of friends, family and recording industry colleagues. In his this documentary film, Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald (Marley, Touching the Void), delves into the world famous singer’s troubled family background, which contributed to her spiraling out of control, excessive drug abuse and eventual death, drowning in a hotel bathtub at the age of 48. 

The interviews, including ex-husband Bobby Brown and mother, singer Cissy Houston, are offset with home video, behind-the-scenes and archival footage setting the historical context for Houston’s stardom, such as the global phenomenon of her 1992 hit I Will Always Love You. Topics of childhood sexual abuse, the secret relationship with her best friend, her mother’s affair with the church minister and father suing her for $100 million unveil the betrayal of church and family that fed into Houston’s personal struggles and self-destruction. 
 
04:10 pm
Sun, 24 Jun 2018
Cinema 1
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