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Power of Anne

Released: 8 March 2013

Synopsis

Anne Power was an A-list celebrity in the 80’s. She was married to renowned actor of stage and screen, Bill Flynn, she was starring in feature films, performing cabaret, opening television shows, the entertainment world was her oyster. Then she turned 50 and it all stopped.

Now as a woman of a “certain” age she has been relegated to the D-list sidelines, being forced to attend the opening of the proverbial envelope and quite literally sing for her supper. But all hope is not lost. Anne has had a reality television crew assigned to her as she auditions for the lead in a new theatrical production, “Woman of a certain Age”. She sees the reality show as a last ditch effort to claw her way back into the hearts and minds of the South African public once again.

But with reality, comes truth, and sometimes truth can be both embarrassing and painful with the often harsh realities in the world of show-business. Anne struggles with money, with lost fame, with those inner demons and themes of aging and feeling irrelevant so universal to women the world over.

To the Power of Anne is something new, something fresh, a true original. It takes the reality genre and turns it on its head, combining stellar performances from a hugely talented cast and a free flowing narrative taking us on an emotional musical roller-coaster ride as Anne fights to survive.

An indictment on theatre, ageism, sexism this is the kind of film older women have been waiting for.

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