Whitney Houston film to premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Nick Broomfield’s film WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ is to premiere in the UK at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Broomfield hosted by Sarah Jane Crawford, and a live performance by Michelle John from The Voice, who performed with Whitney Houston as a backing vocalist in 1999.

Broomfield’s film documents the life of one of the greatest singers of all time.

Houston was the epitome of superstar and the most awarded female artist ever. Even though she had made millions of dollars, had more consecutive number ones than The Beatles and became recognised as having one of the greatest voices of all time, she still wasn’t free to be herself and died aged 48.

Made with largely never-seen before footage and exclusive live recordings, WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ tells Houston’s incredible and poignant life story with insights from those closest to her.

WHITNEY ‘Can I Be Me’ will be released in cinemas on June 16, with the premiere, supported by the BFI, and a live performance from Michelle John taking place on June 11 at Sheffield Doc/Fest and being broadcast into cinemas nationwide.

Additionally, on Sunday June 11, Broomfield will be interviewed by Louis Theroux at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.