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latimes

"‘Wish Me Away’ follows singer Chely Wright's coming-out story" by Gary Goldstein

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2012/06/wish-me-away-follows-singer-chely-wrights-coming-out-story.html


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"ReThink Review: Wish Me Away -- A Country-Music Star Comes Out in Hostile Territory" by Jonathan Kim

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-kim/rethink-review-wish-me-aw_b_1615509.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment&;ir=Entertainment&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+HP%2FEntertainment+%28Entertainment+on+The+Huffington+Post%29

 


 

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"Chely Wright Releases Documentary" by Eric Parker

http://www.musicrow.com/2012/06/chely-wright-releases-documentary/

 


 

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"Go see 'Wish Me Away'! A documentary about Chely Wright's coming-out journey" by Stephanie Miller

http://current.com/shows/talking-liberally/blog/go-see-wish-me-away-a-documentary-about-chely-wrights-coming-out-journey/


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"For country artist Chely Wright, the situation is clear: 'Either you believe in freedom for all, based on real human equality, or you don't'" by Jack Silverman

http://www.nashvillescene.com/gyrobase/for-country-artist-chely-wright-the-situation-is-clear-either-you-believe-in-freedom-for-all-based-on-real-human-equality-or-you-dont/Content?oid=2896928&;;storyPage=1


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Movie Review: “Chely Wright: Wish Me Away” by Clay Cane

http://blogs.bet.com/celebrities/what-the-flick/movie-review-chely-wright-wish-me-away/

 


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 "A Country Singer Comes Out, Very Carefully" by Jeannette Catsoulis

http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/movies/chely-wright-wish-me-away-a-documentary.html

 


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 '''Wish Me Away': The Wright stuff in gay country'' by Elizabeth Weitzman

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-05-31/news/31931346_1_chely-wright-civil-rights-stars

 


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 Movie Review by Sam Adams

http://www.avclub.com/articles/chely-wright-wish-me-away,75843/

 


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 “Bay Area Repertory film picks, May 31-June 3” by G. Allen Johnson

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/30/NS7E1OOC99.DTL


 

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 "Chely Wright: Nashville Quietly Rejected Me"

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505270_162-57443526/chely-wright-nashvilles-quietly-rejected-me/?tag=showDoorFlexGridRight;flexGridModule

 


 

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"Lifted Off the Ground - An Interview with Chely Wright" by Richard Propes

http://theindependentcritic.com/lifted_off_the_ground___an_interview_with_chely_wright


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"Chely Wright's County Life is Peaceful, Not Easy" by Christine Kearney

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/28/entertainment-us-chelywright-idUSBRE84R0E920120528

 


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"Singer Chely Wright Comes Out in 'Wish Me Away'" by Jennifer Merin

http://documentaries.about.com/b/2012/05/28/singer-chely-wright-comes-out-in-wish-me-away.htm

 


 

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"God, Flag, Pickup Truck, and Lesbian Singer" by Gary Kramer

http://gaycitynews.com/our-print-edition/


  miami herald

"'I didn't come out to shut up': Lesbian country music star Chely Wright to receive Miami gay film festival award."

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2012/04/i-didnt-come-out-to-shut-up-lesbian-country-music-star-chely-wright-to-receive-miami-gay-film-festival-award.html


film journal

“Summer sneak preview: Superheroes and returning franchises enliven 2012 slate” by Sarah Sluis

http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/news-and-features/features/movies/e3id363e908a718691dd72b8ad993f4f32e


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Summer Movies to Watch Out For


 variety

An inspirational account of coming out, "Wish Me Away" is fascinating both as a biographical portrait of Chely Wright, the first significant American country music artist to openly identify herself as gay, and as a backstage look at how an entertainer prepares to make a revelation many might view as career suicide. By Joe Leydon
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945537/


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Directors Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf have crafted a first-rate piece of documentary filmmaking. It’s the right moment for this movie to reach audiences and enhance the conversation on a contentious issue.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/wish-me-away-film-review-206345


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 [Chely Wright’s] personal and professional struggles are the subject of the alternately harrowing and triumphant documentary "Wish Me Away," which came to Outfest on Friday night after winning the jury documentary prize at the Los Angeles Film Festival and at Frameline, the San Francisco LGBT Film Festival by Steve Pond
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/wish-me-away-moving-chronicle-chely-wrights-career-threatening-coming-out-29157


   awards 

Los Angeles Film Festival
WINNER Grand Jury Prize, Best Documentary Feature

Frameline 35
WINNER
San Francisco International LGBT Festival, Outstanding Documentary Feature

Nashville Film Festival
WINNER
Audience Award, Best Documentary

Palm Springs International Film Festival
WINNER
Audience Award, Best Documentary

Melbourne Australia LGBT Festival
WINNER Audience Award, Best Documentary

Seattle LGBT Festival
WINNER Audience Award, Favorite Documentary Film

Salem Film Festival
WINNER Alliance of Women Film Journalists “EDA AWARD”: Best Female Directed Film.

Philadelphia Q Fest
WINNER Jury Award, Best Documentary

Tallgrass Film Festival, Kansas
WINNER Golden Strand Award, Best Documentary

Pittsburgh LGBT Festival
WINNER Best Documentary

Fresno Real Pride Film Festival
WINNER Audience Award, Best Documentary

Atlanta Out on Film Festival
WINNER Jury Award, Best Documentary

Newfest Film Festival, New York City
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