United States 2017, 100 min, English, Hebrew subtitles

Whitney Houston didn’t die of an overdose; She died of a broken heart. The many interviewees in this film about the legendary singer can all agree on that, but none of them can explain why Houston could never ask for the help she needed. Ever since she was first discovered, Houston shot to the top like a guided missile. One by one, her songs became monster hits, money piled up, and she became the darling of white America. But she also raised the ire of the black audience, and became the focus of rumors about her sexual preferences and family troubles, and about the large circle of friends and relatives she supported. This film tries to find out who Whitney Houston really was, utilizing previously unseen interviews and performances.

Previous Festivals: Tribeca

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  • Thu 18.05 20:30 Gan HaPisga, Old Jaffa Free Entrance
  • Sat 20.05 12:00 Cinemateque 1
Directors: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal
Production: Nick Broomfield, Marc Hoeferlin
Editing: Marc Hoeferlin
Cinematography: Sam Mitchell
Soundtrack: Nick Laird-clowes

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Nick Broomfield is a British film-maker best known for his award-winning documentaries. His previous work includes Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, and The Leader, His Driver and the Driver's Wife. His film Battle for Haditha dramatised the Haditha massacres in Iraq.

Filmmaker Rudi Dolezal is a legend on the international music documentary scene, having spent 25 years working with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Queen, Miles Davis, David Bowie, U2, Billy Joel and Sting. He has received numerous international awards, including two Grammy nominations, and is a serving Governor of The Recording Academy.