"Just When we'd started to recover from the last heart wrenching Whitney Houston documentary, another one is arriving to make us cry all over again"
WHITNEY - The Untold Story 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. 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.
WHITNEY — boasts never-before-seen or heard footage and recordings from the singer’s four decade career.
The documentary is coming courtesy of director Kevin Macdonald, who made the Oscar-winning documentary One Day In September in 1999 and Marley in 2012 (about Bob Marley’s life). It follows the story of Whitney’s ascension to fame, how she sold over 200 million records worldwide, and the events that led up to her tragic death in 2012.
The trailer opens with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" set against home movie footage from her private and public moments. There are also new interviews with her closest family members. Whitney’s mother Cissy remembers her daughter: "Everybody loved her. She was that little girl wishing upon a star, always trying to find her way back home." And we hear from Whitney herself, "People think it’s so damn easy. And it’s not."
‘No but seriously,' you say, "Why is there another Whitney documentary so soon?" Nick Broomfield’s documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me came out in 2017, less than a year ago. But this one, acquired by Miramax in 2016, claims to have exclusive access to the singer’s estate, making it the more official option and giving us a glimpse into her life that no other film has offered.
For a hint of what that might be, watch the trailer below:
I was in Boston recently and saw a Broadway Show "Born For This" about the story of BeBe and CeCe Winnans with original music by BeBe Winnans. BeBe and CeCe were close friends of Whitney and she helped them establish their careers even going as far as crossing studio lines to record with them. The musical features appearances from Whitney and gives some insight into the behind stage Whitney. I'm so looking forward to seeing this latest documentary that promises to reveal a little more about the 'queen of pop'.
Recently a follower on Face Book commented that they would like to request MCCHOIR to cover one of Whitney's songs and so this Term we plan to tackle "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" which will be our spin on this hit tune.
In fact we are going one better and we are giving away 10 free double passes to a special PREVIEW SCREENING of WHITNEY
6.15pm, 19 July at CINEMA NOVA
380 Lygon St, Carlton
If you are free Thursday 19th July and can get to Cinema Nova, you and a friend could be amongst the first to see this groundbreaking new documentary.
To be in the running to win one of 10 double passes simply register here:
If you love Whitney and love to sing, why not come along to a free session at MCCHOIR. Term 3 starts Monday 16th July in Carlton. Just click the link in the footer of this page.
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Jason or (Jase) as he likes to be called is Founder & Creative Director of Melbourne Contemporary Choir (MCCHOIR) and is a passionate musician who wants to bring his love for music to a broader audience.
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