Vancouver Director Pete McCormack (Facing Ali, VIFF 09) brings us the story of John Mann, lead singer of the iconic Vancouver band Spirit of the West, and his struggle with early onset Alzheimer's. McCormack has built a compelling and emotionally powerful narrative around archival clips and intimate interviews that reveal Mann, his wife Jill and his bandmates to be endlessly engaging and surprisingly candid. This affecting documentary builds to the sort of riveting performance that's made the band a local legend. Pg
Pete McCormack will be with us for Q&A by phone. View his bio.
Read eFilmCritic - VIFF 2016 Interview: Spirit Unforgettable director Pete McCormack.
Also: A segment of Before She's Gone... A documentary Love Story (5:35 min) which is also an Alzheimers story.
Listen to Gregor Craigie of CBC Radio and also Mark Brennae of CFAX interviewing Pete McCormack, both on 29 May 2017.
View pictures of Spirit Unforgettable at MM.