Whitney Movie

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2018 | Documentary Music

The documentary centers on the life and career of Whitney Houston.

U.S. Release Date

Whitney release date was Friday, July 6, 2018. This was a Limited in theaters release.

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Jonathan Chinn
Simon Chinn
Lisa Erspamer

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Directed by

Kevin Macdonald



Miramax Films & 2 more

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With over 200 million album sales worldwide, and remaining the only artist to chart seven consecutive US No. 1’s, Whitney Houston was the voice of a generation. Coming from an esteemed lineage of singers, Whitney was destined to be plucked from her gospel-singing roots to rule the world stage. She inspired a generation of singers from Mariah Carey to Beyoncé and her unforgettable performance of The Star-Spangled Banner unlocked an anthem that had for so long been dismissed by many black artists.

But all these achievements have become a footnote to a story of addiction and self-destruction. With salacious stories filling the columns of tabloid papers and magazines, Whitney had the voice of an angel onstage, but was being torn apart by her demons offstage.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • The project has officially been authorized by the Whitney Houston Estate, the first and only documentary to have been approved since the singer's 2012 death.
  • The only film officially supported by the late singer’s estate, it includes previously unreleased recordings, rare never-before-seen footage and live performances recorded by Houston at various stages her life, as well as original studio recordings and acapellas of some of the late singer’s greatest hits. Because the filmmakers had access to vast archives of the Houston estate, the film also contains personal home movie footage that has never been seen publicly before, offering a rare glimpse of Whitney’s life behind-the-scenes as known only to her closest relatives, friends and collaborators (Miramax, 3/9/18).
  • Executive producers Altitude Film Entertainment are handling international sales and their award-winning distribution arm will release the film, produced by Lightbox and Lisa Erspamer Entertainment, in the UK and Ireland also on July 6th.

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  • Untitled Whitney Houston Documentary

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