Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Country music legend, Glen Campbell was known for such hits as “Wichita Lineman” and “Rhinestone Cowboy” as well as a variety show and movie appearances. In his final years, Campbell struggled with something that our residents and family members know well: Alzheimer’s disease. After decades of performing on stage, for TV, movies and recording albums, Glen Campbell toured the country in his farewell tour in 2012. He had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a few years’ earlier showing signs of memory loss and confusion. Director James Keach and his crew documented both the performances and his life off stage.

In the film we watch as his wife, Kim Campbell redirects him when he gets frustrated. His adult children play music with him and prompt him with lyrics when he forgets. The documentary shows both a glimpse into the outstanding talent of this American icon as well as the very familiar love and struggles that all of our families face. It is hard to see a loved one changing before you.

Commonwealth Senior Living is privileged to work with PCH Films to screen this poignant documentary across 22 locations in Virginia. We believe that sharing Mr. Campbell’s story and the story of his family will help chip away at the taboo of talking about of Alzheimer’s disease. Each of our screenings will be followed by question and answer sessions with our memory care experts. Please join us for this powerful, cinematic experience. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Please call to reserve your space. Screening details are below:

August 6 1:00 PM      Rex Theatre 113 E Grayson St, Galax, VA 24333 276-266-9091
August 13 2:00 PM      First United Methodist 402 Suffolk Ave, Richlands, VA 24641 276-991-3166
August 19 6:30 PM      Pleasant View Methodist 18416 Lee Hwy, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-695-2056
August 22 5:30 PM      Christiansburg Recreation Center 1600 N Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073 540-283-9667
August 29 11:00 AM      Radford Recreation Center 200 George St, Radford, VA 24141 540-922-1230
August 6 6:30 PM        Beth Carr Baptist Church 25 Church St, Halifax, VA 24558 434-446-1522
August 21 1:00 PM        Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House 888-375-8997
August 21 5:00 PM        Handley Regional Library 100 W Piccadilly St, Winchester, VA 22601 540-227-8956
August 27 1:00 PM        Discovery United Methodist Church 13000 Gayton Rd, Richmond, VA 23233 804-965-2155
August 29 1:30 PM        Colonial Heights Senior Center 157 Roanoke Avenue; Colonial Heights, VA 23834 804-271-9787
August 22 6:00 PM        Violet Crown Cinema 200 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-481-1631
August 3 2:00 PM      James City County Recreational Center 5301 Longhill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 757-383-7157
August 6 10:30 AM      Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 E Church St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 804-480-3098
August 14 9:00 AM      Rappahannock Church of Christ; 4324 Richmond Rd, Warsaw, VA 22572 804-445-2256
August 14 4:00 PM      Commonwealth Senior Living at Hampton 757-301-4630
August 20 6:00 PM      New Life Ministry 3450 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Hayes, VA 23072 804-445-2426
July 31 11:00 AM    Zion Baptist Church 26463 Metompkin Rd, Parksley, VA 23421 757-693-4384
August 1 10:00 AM    Ocean View Senior Center 9520 20th Bay St, Norfolk, VA 23518 757-337-4086
August 14 5:00 PM    Churchland Library 4934 High Street W; Portsmouth, VA 23703 757-351-4904
August 23 4:00 PM    John Knox Towers 1210 Colonial Avenue; Norfolk, VA 23517 757-272-1056
August 23 1:00 PM    Bayside Library 936 Independence Blvd; Virginia Beach, VA 23455 757-356-5290
September 14 10:30 AM    Rivercrest Community Center 1001 River Walk Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320 757-448-3064