Watch the Trailer for New Whitney Houston Documentary

Watch the Trailer for New Whitney Houston Documentary

'Whitney' is the first documentary about the legendary singer approved by her Estate.

'Whitney' is the first documentary about the legendary singer approved by her Estate.

Text: Jake Viswanath

After debuting at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, the first trailer for the upcoming Whitney Houston documentary, simply titled Whitney, has arrived. The new film, directed by Academy Award winner Kevin MacDonald, tracks the singer's life, from her beginnings as a shining superstar with that voice to her untimely death in February 2012. The doc features never-before-seen footage, rare live performances, and unheard demos recorded by the legendary singer (a.k.a. all the receipts you could ever want).

The documentary is notable in that it's the first to be authorized by Houston's estate, and also includes interviews with family members that reflect on Houston and her career. It's sure to give a sentimental, well-rounded portrait of the powerful artist, and the unmatched Houstoun legacy that lives on. Whitney holds its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May before opening in theaters on July 8. Watch the trailer below.

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