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The love story of jazz legend Junior Mance and Gloria Clayborne Mance. As he loses his identity to dementia she reinvents her own.
The love story of jazz legend Junior Mance and Gloria Clayborne Mance. As he loses his identity to dementia she reinvents her own.
344 backers pledged $39,558 to help bring this project to life.

June Update

Posted by JYLLIAN GUNTHER (Creator)
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Hello backers & friends -

First, thanks for all your kind words and encouragement since our last update. Our final gross tally was $39,558 and once again, we just want to say THANK YOU

We've had a couple of great shoots in the last month and we wanted to fill you in on what's been happening...

In May, Gloria made a guest appearance on WCAI podcast, The Forgetting: Inside The Mind of Alzheimer's, which is hosted hosted by two respected Alzheimer's experts, David Shenk and Greg O'Brien. O’Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, at age 59. The three discussed Junior, and the affects of the disease on those afflicted and their caregivers. 

At the beginning of June we filmed with Gloria at P.S. 33, where she teaches. One of the fourth grader teachers had assigned a lesson on Junior, and the students presented their projects to Gloria and the class. Teaching is a huge part of Gloria's life and it's a big part of what keeps her going; it was wonderful to see her in her element with the students.  

 

 

 

Next month we'll be filming with Gloria as she travels to Boston to meet with Rudy Tanzi, one of the foremost experts on Alzheimer's Disease. We're also continuing to film with Junior and Gloria at home, capturing both the elements of their daily lives. We'll keep you posted! 

Last but not least: If we owe you a REWARD and you haven't sent us your address, please do so through the message option on Kickstarter, or write to info@sunsetandthemockingbird.com.  

(For rewards that include a DVD of the film, we'll send you everything at once, so that won't be for some time- estimated completion date is late 2018 early 2019!)

Warmly,

the Sunset And The Mockingbird team 

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    1. Nick Ohler on

      Congratulations! Really looking forward to this!