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WHITNEY

by Kevin Macdonald

synopsis

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.

original title: Whitney
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Altitude Film Entertainment Sales
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Kevin Macdonald
film run: 120'
release date: GB 6/07/2018, ES 6/07/2018, FR 29/08/2018, DK 30/08/2018
cinematography by: Nelson Hume
film editing: Sam Rice-Edwards
producer: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn, Lisa Erspamer
co-producer: Vanessa Tovell
executive producer: Will Clarke, Nicole David, Zanne Devine, Patricia Houston, Rosanne Korenberg, Andy Mayson, Joe Patrick, Mike Runagall
associate producer: Charlotte Rodrigues, Ann Lofgren
production: Lightbox Media
distributor: Altitude Film Entertainment Distribution, ARP Sélection, Vértigo Films, Oy Cinema Mondo Ltd
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