Which films are you looking forward to watching?
GLEN CAMPBELL: I’LL BE ME: In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. He thought it would last 5 weeks; instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half. What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen 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 extraordinary journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.
Now available on iTunes and DVD:
ALL AMERICAN HIGH REVISITED: This is the ultimate high school documentary. This rediscovered, unusually honest film captures a year in the life of a group of students on the cusp of their adult lives. The year is 1984 – an era bursting with neon fashion, punk posing and Princess Di hairdos. Flash forward three decades and this rollicking, embarrassing ’80s time capsule surprises as these same students look back at their teen selves. Their memories are fond, bittersweet and hilarious. A history lesson like no other, this insightful and heart-warming film is, as The Hollywood Reporter says, “a vivid reminder of both how much things have changed and how they remain the same.”
Available on September 15th: http://apple.co/1E0teFX
THE ONLY REAL GAME: this powerful documentary explores the power of baseball for people in a troubled, distant place. The small, once princely state of Manipur in embattled northeast India, counters gun violence, poverty, corruption, drug traffic, and HIV/AIDS with its surprising passion for our National Pastime. Manipur, which shares a porous border with Burma, joined the Indian Union under pressure in 1949, triggering a corrosive separatist conflict that continues to this day. For decades baseball has delivered release from daily struggles and a dream for healing this wounded society, as well as a way to connect to the wider world.
Available on September 22nd: http://apple.co/1NNHVj1
DISLECKSIA THE MOVIE:
Available on September 29th: Join Emmy award-winning filmmaker Harvey Hubbell V, dyslexic superstars Billy Bob Thornton and Joe Pantoliano, world-renowned brain scientists and researchers, students and advocates as they join a movement to revolutionize education. Find out what it’s like to have your brain scanned inside an fMRI and visit with a group of dyslexic researchers in the jungles of Costa Rica, all the while following Hubbell through his days of growing up dyslexic before many had even heard of the word. Through the non-linear brain of Hubbell, his lens captures the otherwise complex issues of learning differences in a manner that allows the audience to recognize the differences and honor the gifts in all of us. This is social awareness with a heart.
Available on September 29th: http://apple.co/1PHdwR2