Films: Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love

Purchase Online

  • Sunday, November 11, 2:00 PM
    Sie FilmCenter


    That showtime has passed. Please try next available showtime.

Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love

Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love

USA, 2012, 76 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Documentary, Family Issues, Music
Program: Documentary
Language: English

Producer: Gary Keys, Emily Morse
Editor: Emily Morse
Principal Cast: Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Cissy Houston, Gary Houston, Pat Houston, Roberta Flack

Director Gary Keys brings a personal touch to this documentary, a celebration of the late entertainer’s extraordinary talent and legendary musical family. Sadly, it also includes never-before-seen footage of Houston’s funeral earlier this year. Keys chronicles Houston’s career and rise to stardom, featuring inspirational concert footage, and intimate interviews with Houston and her family. A frequent Denver festival guest since 1982, Keys has brought his music documentaries including Memories of Duke, 42nd Street: River to River, and Count Basie: Then as Now, Count’s the King.

Keys has been filming members of Houston’s family since he produced her aunt Dionne Warwick’s first concert at Lincoln Center in 1967. His rapport with the family is apparent as he traces their musical history. It all started with the Drinkard Sisters, a gospel group that included Dionne’s mother, Dee Dee. As Houston tells it, “There was always gospel music in the house.” In keeping with family tradition, Houston began to harmonize with her mother, Cissy, at a young age, and at 14 she was offered a recording contract. Cissy insisted she graduate from high school first.

Voices of Love showcases the family’s musical influence through archival and contemporary performance footage. Keys includes Warwick’s 1960s concerts at the Apollo Theater, some of her early recording sessions, and TV appearances with Burt Bacharach. We also see Houston in duet with Natalie Cole, and her Super Bowl rendition of the national anthem, plus interviews and performances from musical greats Aretha Franklin and Roberta Flack. In a candid segment with Oprah Winfrey, Houston addresses her troubled marriage to Bobby Brown. Even though the film documents Houston’s untimely death, her funeral, and an emotional eulogy by actor Kevin Costner, it never fails to celebrate the power of music and the legacy of this influential family.


Click here for Information on Group Rates and Discounts!

You might also enjoy...

  • Butch Walker: Out of Focus

    Butch Walker: Out of Focus

    USA , 2012 , 82 min. You may not know the name, but you’ve almost certainly heard the music of the man in the documentary Butch Walker: Out of Focus. The personal film portrays the compelling life of one man’s love for his family and his pursuit of great music.... more
  • Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

    Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet

    United Kingdom , 2012 , 87 min. Jesse Vile’s documentary about Jason Becker, a metal guitarist and decades-long survivor of Lou Gehrig’s disease, tells of a man’s indomitable spirit. Surrounded by family and friends, Becker continues to compose by means of computer technology.... more
  • Quartet


    United Kingdom , 2012 , 97 min. Making his directing debut at age 75, Dustin Hoffman brings an optimistic take on aging to this dramatic comedy about a houseful of retired—but still very much kicking—theater folk.... more
  • The Sapphires

    The Sapphires

    Australia , 2012 , 103 min. MUST END Thursday, July 11th at the Sie FilmCenter 35mm presentation - Inspired by a true story, the dramatic comedy The Sapphires follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all-g... more
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Browse Films