NYC PREMIERE Much like a tale straight from the lyrics of a country-western ballad, Wanita Bahtiyar rises from humble beginnings and makes her way to international stardom in Nashville—or that’s what Australia’s self-proclaimed “Queen of Honky Tonk” would hope will happen. I’m Wanita follows the singer as she attempts an international pilgrimage from Down Under to Tennessee with a dream of recording a classically styled album in the mecca of country music. On the cusp of achieving her lifelong goal, the only thing standing in Wanita’s way is Wanita herself. – Brandon Harrison

This screening is co-presented by the Australian Screen Forum.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea
Descriptive Audio for in-person screenings at all venues

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

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Director: Matthew Walker
Producer: Carolina Sorensen, Clare Lewis, Tait Brady
Cinematographer: Kathryn Milliss
Editor: Peter O'Donoghue, Nikki Stevens
Music: Jonathan Dower
Language: English, Turkish
Country: Australia
Year: 2021
Publicist: Alice Gledhill Hall