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Watch: ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’ Director on How Alzheimer’s Disease Couldn’t Stop 151 Concerts

Watch: 'Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me' Director on How Alzheimer's Disease Couldn't Stop 151 Concerts

When legendary country music singer and variety host Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011, the award-winning musician refused to retire his guitar and prepare for the worst — instead, he set out on his epic “Goodbye Tour.” What had been planned as a five-week event eventually became a year-and-a-half tour of 151 sold out shows, the journey of which was captured by documentarian James Keach for his new film, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.”

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At a recent special showing of the film as part of the International Documentary Association’s 2014 Screening Series, Keach and producer Trevor Albert sat down with Indiewire’s Ben Travers to discuss the man and music behind the documentary. From making tough editing decisions to discussing what drew them to the Glen Campbell-specific project, check out all the highlights from the IDA conversation below.

“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me” hits 10 theaters on Friday, October 24th and will expand in the following weeks. 

On cutting out dramatic footage:

On getting involved with the project:


On balancing raw and archived footage:


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