We’re giving you the chance to see ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ + a live Satellite Q&A with director Nick Broomfield
We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Whitney: Can I Be Me in the IFI accompanied by a live-streamed Q&A with director Nick Broomfield from the opening night of Sheffield Doc/Fest, and a performance from former ‘The Voice’ contestant Michelle John. The special screening is on June 11th at 18.15.
British filmmaker Nick Broomfield has popularised a particular strain of investigative journalism, shining a light into the murkier corners of celebrated lives in films such as Kurt & Courtney (1998), Biggie and Tupac (2002) and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003). In Whitney: Can I Be Me, he takes his cue from Asif Kapadia’s Amy (2015) in documenting the tragic rise and fall of the gifted New Jersey singer through choice archive footage and to-camera interviews.
We tried to tell it from her point of view as much as possible, to get her voice in there. We asked ourselves at the end of every scene, “Do we understand where Whitney’s heart is?” There are people talking about her, but she’s very alive in the film.
Broomfield structures the film around three key relationships in Whitney Houston’s life: the controlling figure of her gospel singing mother, Cissy, her close bond with personal assistant Robyn Crawford, which was widely rumoured to be more than a friendship, and the toxic, drug-fuelled marriage to bad-boy rapper Bobby Brown.
The screening will feature an exclusive live satellite Q&A with acclaimed director Nick Broomfield from the opening night of Sheffield Doc/Fest, and a performance from former ‘The Voice’ contestant Michelle John.
The film opens at the IFI on June 16th for a limited run.
To be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the screening, simply answer the question below.*
*Only one entry per person, multiple entries from the same person will disqualify the entrant from the competition.
WHAT IS THE NAME OF WHITNEY HOUSTON’S GOSPEL SINGING MOTHER?
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