I'm Wanita - Virtual Q&A

MA15 88 mins

About the Event

Join us on September 23 for a special session of I'm Wanita with a special post-film virtual Q&A with director Matthew Walker and Wanita Bahtiyar and Tait Brady, hosted by Aimee Knight from The Big Issue and ABC Radio.


I'm Wanita is the story of a renegade country music singer from Tamworth, Australia, hell-bent on realising her childhood dreams of stardom. Self-crowned as 'Australia's Queen of Honky Tonk", Wanita is still waiting for the recognition she knows she deserves. Wanita embarks on a quest to record an album in the country music Mecca of Nashville, but her inability to toe the line threatens to derail her plans - can she keep her date with destiny?

FILM FESTIVALS
Hot Docs, Canada, 2021
Melbourne International Film Festival 2021
Sydney Film Festival 2021
Cinefest Oz Film Festival, 2021
Nashville Film Festival 2021

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
AFI Award Nomination- Best Documentary 2021
Sydney Film Festival Documentary Award Nomination

“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. And I don’t even particularly care for country music.” - ORIGINAL CIN

“A sublime observational-style deep dive into a sub-culture a lifestyle and a personality. - FILM INK

“Richer, messier and more interesting than a mere fairy tale. The film’s core is the damaged, proud, generous, self-centred, utterly unpredictable Wanita herself.” - SCREEN DAILY

“An indelible portrait of Wanita in all her complexity and contradiction. It’s a layered, thoughtful film that is a tribute to her spirit, and to those working against the odds to make their dreams come true.” - HOTDOCS

Dates & Tickets

DATE: Thursday September 23
TIME: 6:30PM film | 8:10PM Q&A
LOCATION: Eastend


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