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Sunday Cinema - Whitney

November 25 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48.

The documentary Whitney is an intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family, made with the cooperation of the Houston family, that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (One Day in September, The Last King of Scotland), unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.

Includes interviews with Kevin Costner, Aretha Franklin, Bobby Brown, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Cissy Houston, and Clive Davis.

88% Rotten Tomatoes

Watch the trailer.

"The film is a sad calamity of conflicting narratives as those closest to Houston work through varying stages of honesty and denial." - Carly Lewis, Globe and Mail

Director: Kevin Macdonald / Cast: Bobby Brown, Aretha Franklin / Runtime: 120 mins / Country: UK/USA  / Language: English / Rating: PG    Documentary/Biography/Music

Tickets $10 on the door or get a 10 film Flex Pass (valid Sept.-May) for $90. Flex passes available at

Upcoming films in the series:

2 December: Transit - When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author then meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating.

9 December: Colette - Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

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Town: Trail, BC
Venue: The Royal Theatre
Address: 1597 Bay Ave., Trail