The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival and The Q Austin presents Whitney: Can I Be Me

The Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival and The Q Austin presents <i>Whitney: Can I Be Me</i>
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Documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never-before-seen backstage look at the height of Whitney Houston’s stardom and trace with penetrating detail the forces that contributed to her shortened career and subsequent death in 2012, at age 48. Whether it be racism, religion, drugs, sexuality, self-doubt, gossip, rivalry, insufficient training, the demands of parents and the industry, a troubled marriage playing out in headlines, or the inevitable toll those stresses take from so muscular and passionate a singer, the directors leave nothing unturned. They create a picture of a remarkable woman who needed more help than she received and provides an unflinching, gripping, and wholly committed exploration of talent given and taken away, in an era obsessed with how that talent lives when the stage lights go down.

Event Details

When

8.16.17 | 7:30 pm

Where

1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704

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Box Office Hours

Mon - Sun: 10am - 12am

Ticket Info

$10