I'm Wanita 88 mins

  • I'm Wanita
  • I'm Wanita
  • I'm Wanita

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A renegade Australian country music singer attempts to hold things together long enough so 
she can get to Nashville, record her album and fulfil a lifelong dream

I’m Wanita is the story of a renegade country music singer and her odyssey to live out her childhood dream to become a country music star. Twenty-five years ago Wanita arrived in Tamworth, a rural town also known as Australia’s Country Music Capital, with stars in her eyes. Today, in her late 40s, she is Australia’s self-crowned ‘Queen Of Honky Tonk’ but is still waiting for the recognition she knows she deserves. Colourful, crass and obsessed with the sound and stars of country music from a bygone era, Wanita is on the verge of giving up – she feels shut out by the mainstream country scene. Frequently side-tracked by partying and helping any straggler who crosses her path, she has found it difficult to keep her dreams on track. Wanita is estranged from her daughter, and her husband thinks her dreams of country music stardom are a joke. In spite of the naysayers, Wanita finds unlikely allies in fellow musicians Gleny Rae Virus and Archer. They believe in her talent and agree to accompany her on a quest to record an album in Nashville, following in the footsteps of her Honky Tonk idols. Once on the road, the trio discover Wanita’s excesses and distractions threaten to derail them. As part of the trio’s American odyssey they travel to the birthplace of rock’n’roll Sun Studio in Memphis; take to the streets and studios of New Orleans, and find themselves in country music’s hallowed ground: Nashville, Tennessee. Will a lifetime of dashed dreams overshadow this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, or will she stand and deliver? This is a film about the power of music, human fragility, the loyalty of friends, and the frontiers of dreams and delusions.

 

“Part country-star biography, international road picture, and an authentic country musical, the kind not seen since Robert Altman’s Nashville … A satisfying, carefully cut gem of a film with a heart enough to cover Texas and the songs to match."
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