I’ll Be Me

“I’ll Be Me,” a documentary about music legend Glen Campbell’s decent into Alzheimer’s is a deeply affecting, often painful portrait of an artist slowly going away. Director James Keach successfully tiptoes the line between education and exploitation, between truthfulness and vulgar voyeurism. The film has many of the hallmarks of a stylishly produced “Reality” show — confessional interviews, a charismatic lead character with mental problems — yet there’s nothing fake about it, just heartbreaking. And yet…when Campbell, robbed of his memory, stands before an audience and a microphone and does what he does best, “I’ll Be Me” transcends mere entertainment and stirs something everlasting in our soul.

I'll Be Me

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