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Whitney

Whitney
Score: 9 / 10
Released: July 13, 2018
Director: Kevin MacDonald
Producer: Jonathan Chinn, Lisa Erspamer, Simon Chinn
Studio: D Films
Cast: Whitney Houston
Genre: Documentary
Length: 120 minutes

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Whitney Overview

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48.

This documentary is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Whitney and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of the superstar’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, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

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