You’ll get so emotional baby…
The IFI and GCN are offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to a preview screening of Whitney- a brand new documentary exploring the rise and fall of the legendary pop star. The screening will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with the documentary’s Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald, hosted by Tom Dunne of Newstalk.
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Kevin MacDonald (One Day in September, 1999; Touching The Void, 2003) explores the extraordinary and tragic life of Whitney Houston with “great insight and subtlety” in his new documentary. This heartbreaking portrait of the life of one of our favourite divas digs deeper than your average biopic, all in an effort to understand the causes that led to Houston’s destructive co-dependent relationships and lifelong substance abuse. When asked about why he wanted to make this flick, MacDonald said “I think it was the combination of thinking there’s this really interesting personal mystery, but also how this woman was a musical genius. She’s someone who has had such a big impact on culture but is not taken seriously.”
Unlike Nick Broomfield’s 2017 documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, the pragmatic approach to the life of Whitney Houston features in-depth interviews with the icon’s nearest and dearest. MacDonald turned to the friends, family and collaborators of Houston to create a layered, three-dimensional portrait of the self-destructing star. Everyone from her hard-edged mother Cissy to her catastrophic ex-husband Bobby Brown make appearances.
Six years after the death of this beloved pop-icon, this film boldly goes where no Whitney documentary has gone before. The film has been met with rave reviews since its premiere at Cannes last month, and promises to leave viewers with goose bumps and tears in their eyes. This one is for Whitney fans everywhere.
Whitney is at the IFI from July 6th. For more information on screenings, click here.
To be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you have to do is answer the following question:
Who directed Whitney?
The deadline for entering is the 29th of June, any entries made after this will not be accepted.
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