Chely Wright: Wish Me Away
Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf
1 hr 36 mins, rated NR
Chely Wright: Wish Me Away is the story of Chely Wright, the first country music star to come out as gay. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely's struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publicly. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and key players in Nashville interwoven with Chely's intimate private video diaries, the film goes deep into her back story as an established country music star and then forward as she steps into the national spotlight to reveal her secret. Chronicling the aftermath in her hometown of Nashville and within the larger LGBT community, Wish Me Away reveals both the devastation of her own internalized homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life.
"A fascinating and inspirational account of coming out." - Joe Leydon, Variety
"A first-rate piece of documentary filmmaking. It's the right moment for this movie."
- Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter
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Brunswick, ME 04011
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