The preview screening on Tuesday July 3rd will include a Q&A with director Kevin MacDonald, hosted by Tom Dunne of Newstalk. The film opens on July 6th.
The extraordinary and tragic life of Whitney Houston is explored with great insight and subtlety by Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald (One Day in September, 1999; Touching The Void, 2003) in this richly contextualised portrait that digs deeper than most biopics in an effort to understand the causes that led to the singer’s destructive co-dependent relationships and lifelong substance abuse.
With extensive access to family, friends and collaborators, MacDonald’s portrait of the artist is a layered, three dimensional experience, the investigative rigour he brings to bear on the material being underpinned by a deep respect and admiration for his prodigiously talented subject.
Film notes by David O Mahony