The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile (2022)
Director: Kathlyn Horan Run Time: 108 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022
Starring: Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2022 South by Southwest Film Festival.
Trailblazing, hell-raising country music legend Tanya Tucker defied the standards of how a woman in country music was supposed to behave. Decades after Tanya slipped from the spotlight, rising Americana music star Brandi Carlile takes it upon herself to write an entire album for her hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, spurring the greatest comeback in country music history.
Taking stock of the past while remaining vitally alive in the present and keeping an eye on the future, The Return of Tanya Tucker is a rousing exploration of an unexpected friendship built on the joy of a perfectly timed creative collaboration.
About the filmmaker:
Kathlyn Horan is an independent director, producer, and writer who specializes on telling journalistic stories that lead the viewer on an intimate journey into often unseen worlds. Her films include the documentary features The If Project (2016) on the growing population of incarcerated women and Indigo Girls: One Lost Day (2015) on the Grammy winning duo. She produced the award-wining Breaking 2 (2017) for National Geographic and Nike, documenting the journey of three elite runners in their attempt to run a marathon in under two hours. Horan’s passion for social justice has allowed her to work with some of the nations leading politicians, activists and artists such as Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Sheryl Crow, Bill Maher and more.
Her feature documentary The Return of Tanya Tucker: Featuring Brandi Carlile (2022) had its world premiere at SXSW 2022 and screened at Toronto International Film Festival.See more upcoming films