Quiver Distribution is giving a glimpse of the new film I Am Woman.
Unjoo Moon, the director behind the 2012 Tony Bennett documentary The Zen of Bennett, helms this story about the ambitious female singer’s personal and professional life. In the preview, Helen’s battles with a sexist music industry are mirrored in the front line fight for women’s liberation, a parallel that helps inspire her role in the revolution’s soundtrack.
I Am Woman begins its story in the mid-’60s as the Melbourne-born musician, played by Tilda Cobham-Hervey, struggles to balance her family life with a budding music career. Facing sexism at every turn, Helen determines to reject others’ notions of what she “can and can’t do.” Believing that her music career can best be served by moving to America, she leaves Australia for New York with just $230 in her pocket and her three-year-old daughter in tow.