Australia: Win Tickets to See Documentary ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’ in Cinemas!

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To celebrate the theatrical release of the documentary Whitney: Can I Be Me, in Australian cinemas from June 15, we’re giving away tickets to some very lucky readers!

From acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney, Biggie and Tupac) and music video director Rudi Dolezal, Whitney: Can I Be Me offers an intimate look at the artist, the celebrity, the legend, Whitney Houston. This never-before-seen look at Houston pulls back the curtain on the artist at the height of her stardom and looks at the various forces that played a hand in her shortened career and untimely death at age 48.

It almost goes without saying: fans of the artist must see this one. Even those that weren’t die-hard fans will find much to explore in this eye-opening documentary that explores the pitfalls of gossip, drug abuse, a troubled marriage, and more, that one woman experienced while under a scorching public spotlight.

Whitney: Can I Be Me will be opening in select Australian cinemas on June 15. Find the complete list of cinemas on the Rialto website HERE.

Whitney Houston was a sure thing, or as sure as the music industry had ever seen. A transcendent talent with pedigree and mentorship to match, she was going to be the greatest female vocalist ever. For a time, she was, and then she all-too-publicly fell short.

Documentarian Nick Broomfield and iconic music video director Rudi Dolezal offer a never-before-seen backstage look at the height of 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 provide 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. (Tribeca Film Festival)

Image via Rialto Distribution

For your chance to win one of 10 double passes (two Admit 1 passes per winner) to see Whitney: Can I Be Me in cinemas, subscribe to THE REEL WORD (don’t forget to confirm it in your email), then in 25 words or less…

Which Whitney Houston song do you think most captures who the artist was and why?

That’s it! Just send your answer, along with your name, to with “WHITNEY” in the subject line for your chance to win!

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Entry details and conditions:

  • Competition closes at 11:59 pm, June 13, 2017. AEST.
  • Only open for those living in Australia.
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  • Each winner will receive two Admit 1 passes
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