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Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Opens on December 23

Director: Kasi Lemmons Run Time: 146 min. Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ashton Sanders, Lance A. Williams, Nafessa Williams, Naomi Ackie, Stanley Tucci

The joyous, emotional, heartbreaking celebration of the life and music of Whitney Houston, the greatest female R&B pop vocalist of all time. Tracking her journey from obscurity to musical superstardom.

Kasi Lemmons is an American film director, screenwriter, and actress. She began her career with roles in commercials with McDonald’s and Levis before moving on to work in films. She is best known for her roles in The Silence of the Lambs in the horror film Candyman. Lemmons made her directorial debut with 1997’s Eve’s Bayou and her highest-grossing film was 2019’s Harriet, about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. She was described by film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon as “an ongoing testament to the creative possibilities of film.”

Biopic, Drama, Women Filmmakers, Black Voices

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