Documentary; NR; 120 m.
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. The documentary feature Whitney 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.
“Stripping the “I Will Always Love You,” singer away from sensationalist tabloid dirt that marred her life, MacDonald’s thoughtfulness is arguably its standout element. The finesse with which he crafts his doc makes for, quite simply, an absorbing and moving portrayal of an unforgettable heartrending figure.” – Jordan Ruimy, THE PLAYLIST
“Macdonald’s multi-faceted portrait of Houston allows us to touch the intertwined forces that did her in.” – Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY
“It’s a riveting narrative, and even those not among Houston’s more passionate fan base will find it an emotionally wrenching experience.” –David Rooney, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER