Mar 7, 2019
James Keach has been a part of the film industry as an actor, director, writer, and producer. He has appeared in over fifty feature films and has produced and directed hundreds of hours of television. His most recent success was the award-winning documentary “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me,” which showed the legendary singer’s unprecedented “Goodbye Tour” after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. James’ 2018 documentary feature film, “Augie,” tells the story of Augie Nieto, the genius entrepreneur and LifeFitness founder who was diagnosed with ALS over a decade ago and how he continues to work every day to find the cure for the disease. Before that, James has produced “Walk the Line,” for which the Producerʼs Guild of America nominated him Motion Picture Producer of the Year. The film was also nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe awards, winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and garnering Reese Witherspoon her Academy Award for Best Actress.
On This Episode:
A discussion of James’ gripping new documentary, “Turning Point.” The filmmaker takes us inside the quest for the first medication that could treat the underlying process of Alzheimer’s disease, more than a century after Dr. Alois Alzheimer first described the brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and cognitive skills. Along the way, we meet the people behind these grand experiments: the scientists driven as much by personal conviction as professional innovation.
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