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OWLS Film – ‘The Glenn Miller Story’
September 13, 2019 @ 11:00
11.00 a.m. (Doors Open 10.00 a.m.) Film ‘The Glenn Miller Story’, Shire Oak Hall. HEART, Headingley.
Join us with OWL’s at HEART for a special screening of ‘The Glenn Miller Story’, he film follows big band leader Glenn Miller (1904–1944) (James Stewart) from his early days in the music business in 1929 through to his 1944 death when the airplane he was flying in was lost over the English Channel during World War II. Prominent placement in the film is given to Miller’s courtship and marriage to Helen Burger (June Allyson) and various cameos by actual musicians who were colleagues of Miller.
Several turning points in Miller’s career are depicted with varying degrees of verisimilitude, including: the success of an early jazz band arrangement; his departure from the Broadway pit and sideman work to front a band of his own; the failure of his first band on the road; and the subsequent re-forming of his successful big band and the establishment of the “Miller Sound” as typified by ’Moonlight Serenade’. Also depicted is Miller’s international success touring his band in support of the Allies in World War II. FREE!. Tea & Cakes are available at very low cost provided by OWL’s and there will be an interval half way through the film.
This screening has been designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia, as well as family members and carers.
Memory Matinees screening are rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories. Everyone is welcome to attend these events and tickets are free. Hot drinks are just 70p.