Cannes Film Fest 2018: Macdonald’s Docu Whitney is Midnight Screening

Kevin Macdonald’s Whitney Houston documentary Whitney will be shown as midnight screening at the 2018 Cannes Film Fest, two months ahead of its American theatrical release.

Whitney, a documentary detailing the life and career of singer and actress Whitney Houston, will make its US debut on July 6 by the entrepreneurial Roadside Attractions.

The film offers a closer look into Houston’s personal and public life, containing glimpses into the late performer’s past, including previously unreleased tracks and never-before-seen footage, as well as recorded live performances during her career.

“I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story: why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully?” Macdonald said.

“I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Houston estate.  They entrusted me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went.

“At heart, ‘Whitney’ is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew.”

The film is executive produced by Patricia Houston, Nicole David, Zanne Devine, Rosanne Korenberg, Joe Patrick, and Altitude Film Entertainment’s Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, and Mike Runagall.