Whitney. "Can I Be Me" | Centerpiece Film Purchase Tickets
Director: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal | Producer: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin | UK / 2017 / 111 min / Documentary
Nick Broomfield in attendance at Saturday's screening.
About the Film
Whitney Houston was one of the most successful female recording artists of all time, counting six Grammys among more than 400 awards earned in her lifetime, more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and international crossover appeal to rival that of Michael Jackson. Despite her decades of success, she is best remembered for her troubled marriage to fellow singer Bobby Brown—memorably documented on his reality show, Being Bobby Brown—her struggles with addiction, and her tragic death at the age of 48 in 2012. Acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi Dolezal issue a corrective in the form of a compelling and sensitive portrait that explores Houston’s success and the confluence of factors that contributed to the talented performer's fate.
Nick Broomfield will be recognized for Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling at the Screenwriters Tribute on Friday, June 23.