‘Whitney’ doc to premiere at Cannes

Roadside Attractions recently debuted its new trailer for the documentary which releases in theaters July 6th


Directed by Kevin Macdonald, “Whitney” the documentary featuring Whitney Houston is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.

Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, the Oscar-winning filmmaker unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

The clip opens with the late singer’s hit “I Have Nothing” playing in the background. As the trailer progresses, viewers see clips of Whitney’s family members, including her mother, Cissy Houston, and her brothers, Gary and Michael. They also see her co-star from The Bodyguard Kevin Costner and music mogul Clive Davis. Her husband Bobby Brown makes an appearance, as well.

The trailer also showcases home videos from Whitney’s personal life, as well as footage from her legendary performances. However, as the teaser continues, viewers are also reminded of Whitney’s struggles.

The documentary  will have its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival out of competition.

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