We first learned about the unauthorized Whitney Houston documentary a last month. Since then we have learned it was almost in danger of being cancelled.
Whitney: Can I Be Me will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival next week.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director Nick Broomfield talks about Whitney’s estate trying to stop the film from being shown.
“They sent emails to people telling them not to take part. We didn’t want to do anything to upset them — that was never the intention. I just ignored what the estate was doing, and there were a lot of people who wanted to talk to me. You carry on and make the story that you find most compelling.”
Nick says he’s uncovered several discrepancies between Whitney’s personal life and her “heartbreaking” persona.
In the interview he explains, that Whitney had a large entourage of people who depended on her “whether she was performing or not, right to the end, which was really why her $250 million fortune disappeared to nothing. She was a generous person, but that was a big drain.”
If you aren’t lucky enough to be at the Tribeca Film Festival next week, Showtime is going to air the film on April 26th.
— Showtime Doc Films (@SHO_Docs) March 3, 2017