Film in the Community – CHELY WRIGHT: WISH ME AWAY
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film is proud to present a Film in the Community screening of CHELY WRIGHT: WISH ME AWAY on Thursday, July 28th at the East Library in the Community Meeting Room. The film program will begin at 5pm.
Through Film in the Community, films are screened throughout the year – free of charge – and is presented with the generous support of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation
Please let us know you are coming, so we can plan for this event.
CHELY WRIGHT: WISH ME AWAY| Directed by Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf
After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville, her conservative heartland family and, most importantly, within herself. With unprecedented access over a two-year period, including her private video diaries, the film layers Chely’s rise to fame while hiding in the late 90’s with the execution of her coming out plan, culminating in the exciting moment when she steps into the media glare to reveal she is gay. The film shows both the devastation of internalized homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life. The film also documents the conflicting responses from Nashville, the heartland and the LGBT community as Chely Wright prepares for an unknown future. (97 min)