It’s been approximately 5 years since the death of music’s biggest R&B singer. Whitney Houston was not only a gifted singer, but it could be effectively argued that much of modern R&B is her invention (don’t fight me on this). And with all of the fanfare surrounding her life and death, the music icon is getting another chance to shine. Titled Can I Be Me, the film centers on the rise and tragic fall of the R&B diva. Directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, the pair sought to highlight the many positives in her life:
Whitney Houston was the most awarded female recording artist of all time, with more consecutive number one hits than The Beatles, and on top of that she was America’s Sweetheart. Yet despite her fame, talent, and success, she died tragically at the age of 48. Featuring largely never-before-seen footage and Broomfield and Dolezal’s moving documentary tells the story of the girl behind the voice.
The documentary is premiering at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, and will air on Showtime later this year. You can check out even more information about this and other films at the official website for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.