29th Galway Film Fleadh 11th – 16th July 2017
“Can I Be Me reveals some very dark truths about the high price of fame, and the danger in insisting entertainers appeal to straight, white America. One look at the news indicates that is a lesson we still have not learned.”
From acclaimed director Nick Broomfield comes a new film about one of the greatest singers of all time. Whitney Houston was the epitome of superstar, an “American Princess”, and the most awarded female artist ever.
Even though Whitney made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles, and became recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died at just 48 years old.
Made with largely never-seen-before footage and exclusive live recordings, Whitney: Can I Be Me tells Whitney Houston’s incredible and poignant life story, with insights from those closest to her.
Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival
Directors Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal
Cast Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown & Bobby Brown
Script Nick Broomfield
Producers Nick Broomfield & Marc Hoeferlin
Country UK & USA
Duration 105 minutes