The Whitney Houston documentary Can I Be Me is premiering at Tribeca Film Festival from April 24 to 28. The documentary is directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal. According to Tribeca’s description, the Showtime production will feature rarely seen footage to tell the story of the six-time Grammy winner’s life. It will track Houston’s career showcasing the most exciting sequences of the concerts of Houston, along with much new material, including scenes of family life and interviews with colleagues and friends. The documentary aims to go deeper in the existence of Whitney, telling about her career, from the splendor of the golden age to recent years before her sudden death.
Last May, Broomfield detailed some of his plans for the documentary, and revealed that he had little interest in speaking with Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown. “Brown and Whitney were in a kind of dance,” Broomfield told Indiewire. “They were completely destructive because they were in a weird competition. I’ve never heard Bobby Brown even vaguely talk eloquently about that. I also don’t want to spend that kind of money on him.” At that time, the director said he’d secured the rights to use nine of Houston’s most famous songs in the documentary, but that her estate had discouraged subjects from speaking with him. Whitney. ‘Can I Be Me’ will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival as part of the Spotlight Documentary Lineup, and will be available on Showtime later this year. Below is a :32 second snippet of it below