Reel To Reel: Man in the Camo Jacket

Featuring Mike Peters of The Alarm

Following screenings at the American Documentary Film Festival, the Arizona International Film Festival (where it won Best Music Documentary) and the Newport Beach Film Festival (where it won for best musical film), the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to present a special screening of Man in the Camo Jacket. The documentary chronicles the story of iconic Welsh rock musician Mike Peters of The Alarm, his rise to fame, battle with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world’s top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Ultimately though, the life he saves may be his own. Man in the Camo Jacket is a feature-length documentary film. The film will hit the road beginning July 4 with an accompanying bone marrow drive at each screening, leading to thousands of new donors and the potential for thousands of lives saved. Directed by Russ Kendall, and produced by Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt, James Chippendale, and Alex Colletti, the documentary was filmed over the course of eight years and captures Peters’ journeys to the summits of the world’s tallest mountains and to the depths of his regular chemotherapy treatments and features one-of-a-kind performances from legendary rock musicians. Featured in the film are Billy Duffy (the Cult), Fred Armisen ("Saturday Night Live" and "Portlandia"), and Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), among others. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Mike Peters, Russ Kendall, and Jonathan McHugh, moderated by Executive Director Scott Goldman, and a special performance from Peters.