Film shows music legend in the face of Alzheimer’s

STATE COLLEGE – The film “Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me” will be shown at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14 at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave.

From the producers of “Walk the Line,” this movie about another country legend centers on Glen Campbell’s unprecedented tour across America in 2011. Planned to last about five weeks, the tour went for 151 spectacular sold-out shows over a triumphant year and a half.

What made the tour so extraordinary was that Campbell had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The performer whose cross-over mega-hits include “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Gentle on my Mind” was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, he and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a “Goodbye Tour.”

The film documents this amazing journey as the Campbells attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

Special appearances are made by Bruce Springsteen, The Edge, Paul McCartney, Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Steve Martin, Chad Smith and Bill Clinton, among others.

This screening is sponsored by Foxdale Village, Northwest Savings Bank and The State Theatre.

Tickets go on sale May 16 and may be purchased at www.thestatetheatre.org or by calling the box office at 814-272-0606.