SPIRIT UNFORGETTABLE

Directed by PETE MCCORMACK

DIRECTOR

PETE MCCORMACK

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

80 mins

YEAR

2016

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

John Mann, rowdy lead singer for beloved band Spirit of the West, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Spirit Unforgettable documents the challenging and beautiful process of preparing for a concert which might be his last. Mann has strong support. The bandmates’ humour and joy permeate the film. Also central is the 30-year bond between Mann and his wife Jill Daum. Music is Mann’s lifeline, helping him to reclaim some language and memories. His famous line, “You’ll have to excuse me, I’m not at my best” is poignant now, but his courage and power of spirit defy adversity to create enduring beauty.

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