Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ron Robinson to host preview screening of new Glen Campbell doc July 10

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 2:20 PM

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The Arkansas Motion Picture Institute will host a preview screening of the new documentary "I'll Be Me ... Glen Campbell" on July 10 at the Ron Robinson Theater, followed by a discussion will the filmmakers (including director James Keach) and members of the Campbell family. Advance tickets are $25 and available at arkansasmpi.org. The film, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Nashville Film Festival, focuses on Campbell's battle with Alzheimer’s and his 151-show "Goodbye Tour," including interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Bill Clinton, Paul McCartney, Steve Martin and others. 

Campbell, born in Pike County, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 and his condition has worsened in recent months, leading to the singer being placed in an assisted living facility in Nashville. His eldest daughter Debby disputed the move in an interview with Country Weekly, saying, “I think my dad deserves better than this ... I want to take my dad home and take care of him. I feel like he should be surrounded by loved ones at home.” Campbell's wife Kim responded in an interview with Rolling Stone on Friday (titled "Glen Campbell's Family Argues Over Ailing Icon's Medical Care"), saying, "It is crushingly sad to see him afflicted with Alzheimer's, but indulging those feelings does not help him. I am his wife and no one wants him home more than me but I must do what is in his best interest."

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