Film Club: Wish Me Away

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On January 17 we’re going to screen the movie Wish Me Away at BCC – and you are invited!

January 17th, Saturday Night, the BCC Film Club presents Wish Me Away the Emmy nominated documentary about Chely Wright, the first country music singer to come out as gay or lesbian. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely’s struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publically.

Special Bonus! Bryan Cooper the Licensing & Clearance Supervisor on the film will attend the screening. Cooper helped secure permissions to use the clips, stills and music included in the documentary. He worked closely with the directing team of Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf throughout the production process. He will be on-hand to answer questions about the making of the film following the screening.
All BCC film events are free and open to the public. Bring your favorite snacks to share! Havdalah and Schmooze, 7:00pm; Movie, 7:30pm.

Wish Me Away is a documentary about Chely Wright, the first country music singer to come out as gay or lesbian. Over three years, the filmmakers were given extraordinary access to Chely’s struggle and her unfolding plan to come out publically. Using interviews with Chely, her family, her pastor, and other 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. (Rotten Tomatoes).

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