I Am Woman stars Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Hotel Mumbai), Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Patti Cake$) and Evan Peters (X-Men franchise, “American Horror Story”) and is being released in theaters and on demand September 11th.
From up-and-coming female filmmaker, Unjoo Moon (The Zen of Bennett), the biopic tells the story of Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey), the fiercely ambitious Australian singer behind the 1971 megahit “I Am Woman” that became an anthem for the women’s liberation movement. Helen finds an encouraging friend in legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald) while ambitious aspiring talent manager Jeff Wald (Evan Peters) becomes both Helen’s husband and manager and, with a strong push from Helen herself, secures her a recording contract.
This is really an inspiring story of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal norms of her time to become an international singing superstar. The film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival along with a performance from Helen Reddy’s granddaughter (who sings an original song in the film).
In 1966, single-mother Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) leaves her old life in Australia for New York and stardom, only to find that the industry’s male gatekeepers don’t take her seriously. Helen finds an encouraging friend in legendary rock journalist Lillian Roxon (Danielle Macdonald), who becomes her closest confidant. When ambitious aspiring talent manager Jeff Wald (Evan Peters) sweeps Helen off her feet, everything changes as he becomes both her husband and manager and relocates the family to California. With a strong push from Helen, Jeff secures her a recording contract and subsequent string of hit singles, including the iconic megahit “I Am Woman.” Increased fame leads to added pressures on themselves and their relationship, forcing Helen to find the strength to take control of her own destiny.
I Am Woman is the inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy, who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s. The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal norms of her time to become an international singing superstar.
Starring | Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald and Evan Peters
Directed by | Unjoo Moon
Written by | Emma Jensen
Produced by | Rosemary Blight and Unjoo Moon
Runtime | 116 minutes
Distribution | Quiver Distribution