Nicole Cord-Cruz
April 27, 2018 10:58 am
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Whitney Houston is the greatest and most celebrated female entertainer of her generation. She smashed more music industry records than any other female singer in history, and she remains to be the only artist to clinch seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. But she left us too soon. And now six years after her tragic death, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald is bringing the story of “The Voice” to the big screen in the first ever estate-approved documentary titled Whitney.

“You don’t know her story until you hear the truth,” the trailer for the upcoming feature proclaims. Whitney will give us an in-depth, “unflinching” look at Houston’s life — her troubled past, rise to stardom, numerous struggles, and complicated relationship with fame. It will showcase clips of never-before-seen footage, demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives, and interviews with her closest friends and family, allowing fans to get to know the star like they never have before. The documentary will also serve as a reminder that even though she’s gone, we will *always* love Whitney.

“You have three places to sing from: heart, mind, guts,” her mother, Grammy-winning soul singer Emily “Cissy” Houston, says. “She learned them all.”

Watch the Whitney trailer below:

Whitney will have its debut at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in May and hits theaters on July 6th.

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