Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"I’ll Be Me" is a Documentary About Glen Campbell's Journey With #Alzheimers @GlenCampbellMOV

Glen Campbell I'll Be MeGlen Campbell - I'll Be Me
  • Scheduled for Limited US Theatrical Release on October 24, 2014 
  • Directed by James Keach, Produced by PCH Films
  • English Language Documentary
  • Rated PG for Some Mild Language and Thematic Elements
  • Stars Glen Campbell and His Family 
  • Guest Appearances by Many Stars of the Music Industry
  • Visit the website glencampbellmovie.com for Information and Ticket Reservations
  • There is a Facebook Page, a Twitter Account, and a YouTube Channel 
I grew up in the 1970's, so I knew a lot of Glen Campbell's music and got to see him on television often.  He was a very handsome man with a smooth voice and a vibrant personality.  His music topped the charts with popular music fans as well as country fans.  

When I heard he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, I was so sorry for both him and his family.  We all know by now just how hard it is to watch the people we love slip away from us in tiny increments.  Remarkably, the Campbell family decided to graciously share their journey with the world.  They let cameras into their lives during a time of personal grieving and upheaval.  Even more generous of them, they allowed Glen's fans another opportunity to see him perform.

Even when he could not recall simple facts, Glen could put a guitar in his hands and find the old melodies.  Although he required some help from a teleprompter, his voice was still beautiful.  This documentary film, "Ill Be Me" chronicles his life after his diagnoses and his incredible 151 show tour.  



Of course, there were moments when he faltered, but for the most part it was a wonderful farewell.  Best of all, three of Glen's children played in his band.  His sons Shannon and Cal as well as his daughter Ashley were all on tour with Glen and his wife Kimberly.  They took time for public awareness and even made a trip to Capitol Hill.  

The film is scheduled for a limited release this week in select theaters.  If you visit the website that I have linked above you can find a showing near you and even book tickets online.  There are so many stars that make cameo appearances with Glen.  The short list includes  Paul McCartney, The Edge, Sheryl Crow, Jay Leno, Blake Shelton, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Martin, Brad Paisley, Bill Clinton,  Vince Gill, Jimmy Webb, Keith Urban,and Taylor Swift, but there are many others who tell share their love and their own stories.

Due to the sad nature of the movie, I do issue a Kleenex alert, but I was sure smiling when I watched footage from the night Glen won the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement.  That said, be sure to have your tissues in hand at the end when he sings his last song, I'm Not Going to Miss You.



Now the happy news!  I do have a prize to give away! One lucky reader will win a five song EP soundtrack from the film.  All you have to do to enter is use the form below to take whichever chances you wish.  (One winner per household, please.)
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