Sunrise movie ready for viewing at Wadestock 2012
Wade Olson, a resident of Sunrise Township, has been following the people and events of that area for years. The premiere of a movie about Olson’s life, from his “struggles to live a life less ordinary” to “triumphant victories” is set to take place Saturday, Sept. 22, beginning at 5 p.m. at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center in Wyoming.
Under the name of Wadestock 2012, the event will include a live interview with WWE legend Ken Patera, a showing of the film “Sunrise’s Favorite Son” and a time for questions and answers about the film. It will all be followed by a concert featuring Revolver and the Secret Agents (Psychedelic 60s).
Olson said it took a year to make the film and another year and a half to edit it and now the full-length documentary is ready to view. It includes one of the last interviews with singer Glen Campbell before he was diagnosed with Alzheimers.
Over the years, Olson has shared with the Post Review, his visits with celebrities, from Hollywood favorites to Presidents. And he always has a photo to add to the story.
Olson is responsible for the development of the Sunrise museum dedicated to the honor of actor Richard Widmark and Illinois Governor Frank Lowden (early 1900s) who were both born in Sunrise.
Olson invites the public to Wadestock 2012, there is no cost. The movie will be shown at 6:30 p.m.