OPENING NIGHT ENCORE
WISH ME AWAY
FRIDAY, JUNE 22 - 8:30 PM
Co-presented by the Kansas City Human Rights Commission and the LIKEMEŽ Lighthouse
Join in the free, Meet & Greet Reception at the LIKEMEŽ Lighthouse at 6:30pm.
We're proud to bring you an encore screening of a courageous and powerful film that had its area premiere in last year's festival. Please don't miss this chance to see it for yourself with a like-minded audience. Chely's father, Stan Wright, will be in attendance to introduce the screening.
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.
" One very brave Kansas native and Nashville music star reveals both the devastation of her own internalized homophobia and the transformational power of living an authentic life."
ALL SEATS 8.50