NASHVILLE, TN - The world premier of “Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me,” a documentary of his final tour,, comes just days after Glen Campbell's move to a care facility for Alzheimers disease. But, that will not stop the airing of the documentary’s world premier at the 45th Nashville Film Festival, tomorrow, April 18, 2014. Of course, this is the way Glen would certainly approve…the music goes on. The festival runs through April 17-26 at Regal Green Hills Cinema 16, 3815 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville TN 37215.
NaFF is the only major film festival in the U.S. to recognize the category of Music Films with this unique award. The premier of "Glen Campbell..."I'll Be Me" will be seen and honored, although Glen will not be able to attend.
“Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me,” produced by actor/director James Keach, is hailed as a rollicking and poignant road movie that follows Campbell on his final tour after going public with his Alzheimer’s diagnosis, with two of his kids in the band. (An emotional stop at Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium figure prominently.) The documentary covers this extraordinary journey as Glen, Kim, kids and friends navigate the unpredictable nature of Glen's disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine. Now, it seems to be a beautiful tribute to what is now Glen’s final tour and days on the road.
Green Hills Cinema - Theater 16 - Fri, Apr 18 at 7 p.m. (Premier showing – From box office only)
Green Hills Cinema - Theater 15 - Sat, Apr 19- 10 a.m. - Tickets $12
The Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), April 17 – 26, presented by Nissan, brings the world to Nashville in an extended 10-day celebration of film. For the first time, NaFF is in two locations: Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 with 200 competition films, educational presentations and parties, and downtown at Nissan Multicultural Village, Walk of Fame Park with free outdoor films nightly and Happy Hour Shorts at Festival Pub.
NaFF is a public festival attended by filmmakers and industry insiders and an Academy Award Qualifying Event for short films. In addition to Nissan, NaFF is sponsored by Comcast/Xfinity, Cabedge Design, Regal Entertainment Group, Southwest Airlines, Tennessee Arts Commission and Metro Arts of Nashville. The Festival annually garners notice from the Associated Press, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal online, MovieMaker Magazine, Film Festival Today, IndieWire, Variety, Billboard, New York Magazine and Script Magazine.
Throughout Glen Campbell’s career, he has sold more than 45 million albums and his fan base, even now, continues to rise as his music is being discovered by much younger fans. Campbell’s lifetime fans will never forget the iconic legend of the “Rhinestone Cowboy” and Glen’s final releases will be of great demand and cherished in fan collections.
Campbell was named both CMA Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year in 1968, and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
The 78-year-old Grammy winner who’s “Rhinestone Cowboy” topped the charts in 1975, and wife, Kim, initially shared the news of his illness back in 2011, because he hopes to give a series of goodbye concerts this fall -- in conjunction with a final album, "Ghost on the Canvas," and they wanted fans to know his condition.
In an interview with People Magazine, Campbell says the lyrics to his new song, "A Better Place" -- which include, "I need the ones I love Lord/More and more each day" -- have become more and more personal each day, given his situation. While Glen may be confined, his music will never be. And, thanks to the Nashville Film Festival another spectacular debut will be shown to the world.
To learn more about this tragic disorder and what Glen Campbell is bravely facing, go to the Alzheimer’s Association Organization's website.
For more information on Glen Campbell:
Get "Ghost on the Canvas" on iTunes http://bit.ly/17B7HU0
Get "Ghost on the Canvas" on Amazon http://amzn.to/11LKNRM