In cinema

Whitney

Whitney
Whitney

Year

2018

Duration

117 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

English

Member rating

This film does not have any club member reviews yet. Download our film review resources to encourage your club to review this film.

Film review resources

Leader rating

This film has not been rated by a club leader yet. Be the first to rate this film.

Start an Into Film Club or Log in to rate this film

Synopsis

This documentary takes an in-depth look at the life of soul singer Whitney Houston, one of the most successful performers in musical history. With access to home-movie footage from throughout her life, the film takes in her time at school – where she was badly bullied – her meteoric rise to global superstardom, the malicious treatment of the tabloid press, and the tragic decline that brought about her early death at the age of just 48. Remarkable footage of Whitney performing is edited together with images of wider social and political issues of the 1980s and 1990s, providing important context in a simple, effective way. Containing distressing revelations about her childhood, the film is a powerful portrait of a unique, but deeply troubled artist, that never forgets to celebrate her extraordinary talent, but with pertinent messages around our attitudes to fame, mental health and addiction today.

Director/s

Cast (in alphabetical order)

This film is available to watch in the cinema

Find out where you can watch this film at findanyfilm.com

This film is available to watch in the cinema

Find out where you can watch this film at findanyfilm.com

15 Classification

Strong language, drug references, references to child sex abuse.

Find out more on the BBFC website

Rate this film

Club Leaders can rate films! Help other club leaders decide if this film is suitable for use in their film club by giving it a rating.


Reviews (0)

This film does not have any reviews yet.

This film does not have any reviews yet.

As a Film Club leader you can download our film review resources to encourage your club members to review this film.

Film review resources
Children watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in class

Clubs

Clubs provide opportunities to watch, review and make film. Start yours today. 

Young people watching old film in a club

Do I need a licence?

Information on which licences you need to show films in your education setting.

How Do Into Film Clubs Work? header

How do Into Film Clubs work?

Find out more about what's involved in running your very own Into Film Club.

Still from training video - kids in class.

Training

Learn to use film to raise literacy attainment and engage students.

You may also be interested in...

Load more

Viewing 0 of 0 related items.

What our educators say

"Some of them saw a clip from Wakolda (The German Doctor) on TV recently and really wanted to watch it. So I thought I’d take a chance, not expecting them to watch the whole film but the majority were absolutely gripped. "

- Ann Hardy, Teacher, Manchester Secondary PRU, Manchester