Watch Witney Huston's Sparkle




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due for release in October - RSVP if you're keen to watch

Whitney Huston's last film, Sparkle, is a remake of the Detroit-set 1976 film of the same name, a personal favourite of Houston's. She plays the mother of three sisters in a 1960s Motown-era girl group who are seen dealing with the fallout of fame and drugs in a story which was inspired by the Supremes. American Idol winner Jordin Sparks (who plays the title character), Cee Lo Green, Mike Epps and Derek Luke also take starring roles.

In the trailer Houston is seen warning her daughters to learn from her character's own ill-fated brush with stardom. She appears in several scenes and even performs a solo number, the gospel song His Eye on the Sparrow. The singer reportedly recorded several tracks for the soundtrack and also acted as executive producer. Sparkle was widely seen as her comeback project following several years away from the big screen. She had completed all her scenes by the time of her death on 11 February.

 

The original Sparkle was inspirational in the creation of the musical that would eventually debut on Broadway in 1981 as Dreamgirls, later adapted into a 2006 film of the same name which won Jennifer Hudson an Oscar for her turn as Effie White. Houston's godmother, Aretha Franklin, recorded many of the songs for the Sparkle soundtrack.

 

Starring
Mike Epps, Derek Luke, Whitney Houston, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick and CeeLo Green

 

Location & Time

Streatham Odeon - Friday 12th October 8:50pm - Screen 6

Tickets cost £9:30. You can pre book tickets here. Meet from 8:40pm inside then make our way into the screen at 8:50.

 

 

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  • angelique

    Really enjoyed the film. Great soundtrack and some beautiful dresses!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got my dates mixed up :-(
    I hope you'll enjoyed it :-)

    October 12, 2012

  • Knecaya G.

    Hey! For any late comers we're seated 4th row on the right

    October 12, 2012

  • Knecaya G.

    Hi Everyone! I should be there around 835. I'll be the tall girl with boots and a scarf! See you soon, Knecaya[masked]

    October 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    im sorry, i cant do this Friday! enjoy it! ciao :)

    October 12, 2012

  • Morgan

    I can't attend on Friday. The lovely Knecaya will be playing Morgan and hosting in my place. Enjoy!

    October 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't wait :-)

    September 28, 2012

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