Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, directed and produced by James Keach (producer of Walk The Line) and produced by Trevor Albert (Groundhog Day), will be presented by LeadingAge at a special benefit screening and concert on October 19th at the Music City Center in Nashville. The evening features a screening of the film, and acoustic performances by critically acclaimed acts such as The Band Perry, Delta Rae and Ashley Campbell. Proceeds will benefit Alzheimer’s disease awareness. The event will take place at the Music City Center, 201 5th Ave S, Nashville. Tickets go on sale to the general public September 26th at 10 am CT. The base ticket price is $95.
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me opens in theaters in New York and Nashville on October 24th, followed by a national release to more than 50 cities.
This powerful portrait of the life and career of great American music icon Glen Campbell reveals to the viewer the world of the singular talent who created hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Southern Nights” and “Gentle on My Mind.” Winner of the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Campbell was the first country music star to cross over to the pop charts, opening a new realm of opportunity for generations of country musicians.
In 2011, when Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force.
This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song. Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me features those who know and love Campbell, including Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Jay Leno, Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and The Band Perry among many others. Rare vintage footage and extraordinary new performances of Campbell’s most beloved hits immerse this moving cinematic account in the overwhelming talent of this humble family man. With joy and a tireless sense of humor, Glen and his family live each moment in the present while preparing for the future, all while playing their music to sold out venues on a star spangled voyage spanning the country from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl.
This film is made possible by LeadingAge, EMA, Volunteers of America (VOA), Mayo Clinic, The Disney Family Fund for the benefit of The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter, Open Hearts Foundation and Easter Seals. These partners are passionate about improving the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and are proud to support Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me as part of their ongoing efforts to promote awareness and find a cure.
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me (2014, USA, 104 min.) Directed by James Keach. Produced by Trevor Albert and James Keach. Executive Producers: Scott Borchetta, Susan Disney Lord, Jane Seymour, Stanley Schneider, Julian Raymond. Editor: Elisa Bonora. Original Score by Julian Raymond. A PCH Films Production.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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