Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Monthly Movie Series Glow Presents Wish Me Away
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011
7:00 p.m. â€“ Reception will be held at the LGBT Visitors Center.
8:30 p.m. â€“ Screening will be held at the Miami Beach Cinematheque.
LGBT Visitors Center &
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Avenue, First Floor
Miami Beach, FL 33139
For tickets Or call: 877-484-8499
The Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is continuing its monthly movie series â€œGLOWâ€ (Gays & Lesbians on Wednesdays) by presenting â€œWish Me Away.â€ The evening begins with a cocktail reception where guests may quench their thirst with a specialty cocktail provided by Chambord Vodka and Herradura Tequila, while enjoying an assortment of hors dâ€™ oeuvres provided by the Big Tomato.
After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay, shattering cultural stereotypes within Nashville, per 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.
This film has won the following awards: Outstanding Documentary Feature San Francisco LGBT Festival, Jury Award Los Angeles Film Festival, Audience Award Nashville Film Festival and Jury Award Best Documentary Philadelphia QFest.
Advanced Purchase (MGLFF/FLGLFF member): $6.25*
Advanced Purchase (Non-member): $11.25*
Day of Event (MGLFF/FLGLFF member): $11.25*
Day of Event (Non-member): $16.25*
*A $2.00 transaction fee will be added to each purchase.