WISH ME AWAY
2011 International Documentary United States Director: Bobbie Bierleffi and Beverly Kopf 96min PG
SHOW DATE: Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 9:30 PM The Plaza
Filmmakers Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf capture every stage of Chely Wright's two-year transformation from closeted country music star to LGBT advocate. Archival footage charts her rise to fame with hit singles on the country music charts and highlights how this breakthrough left her constantly facing awkward questions about her own love life in the media glare of Nashville. Meanwhile, contemporary video diaries find Wright openly wrestling with her own insecurities about her life-changing decision to come out publicly.
The film documents a difficult love letter to a process that still represents a huge challenge to country music artists and their career aspirations. Beyond the personal, Wish Me Away is also a compelling look behind the scenes at how images are created in this day and age, as Wright and her advisers plan to announce the news in a meticulously-planned marketing campaign. Riveting documentary that will have you cheering and crying as Wright allows a warts and all look into her life. (JD)
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