Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
The Film follows the life of singer Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey) from the time she arrived in New York to her performance during the women’s rally in Washington years later.
This is one hell of a timely biopic. With women’s rights being a prominent topic today I Am Woman draws parallels between the 1960s and 1970s to the present, and all by focusing on one woman. Reddy is brought to the screen by Cobham-Hervey, who has a powerful presence and captures Reddy’s performance quirks completely. Tilda is surrounded by other strong cast members including Peters who plays Reddy’s husband and manager, and Danielle Macdonald who plays prominent music journalist Lilian Roxon.
I Am Woman screens at TIFF on Thu, Sep 5 at Elgin Theatre at 5 PM, Fri, Sep 6 at Ryerson Theatre at 2:15 PM, and Fri, Sep 13 at Scotiabank Theatre at 9:15 AM.
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