Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mayo Clinic to Premiere New Documentary About the Mayo Brothers Narrated by Garrison Keillor

In conjunction with Heritage Days, Mayo Clinic will host red-carpet premiere showings of a new documentary film, "My Brother and I / The Founding of Mayo Clinic." Narrated by Minnesota's own Garrison Keillor, "My Brother and I" tells the story of Dr. Will Mayo and Dr. Charlie Mayo, their lives and values, and how their vision continues to inspire Mayo Clinic today.

The public is invited to the red-carpet showing of the 35-minute film at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept, 30, in Phillips Hall of the Siebens Building, 100 Second Ave. S.W. The event is free, with seats available on a first-come basis. No reservations are necessary. Free parking is available in city ramps. Street parking near the Siebens Building is limited.

Made possible with a generous gift from John T. and Lillian G. Mathews, the film includes rare home movies and vintage radio recordings, along with interviews of Mayo family members and colleagues who worked with Dr. Will and Dr. Charlie. "My Brother and I" features high-definition cinematography and an original score by Emmy Award-winning Minnesota musician Chan Poling.

Additional showings of the film will take place at different times and locations around Mayo Clinic throughout Heritage Days, Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2008.

Starting Oct. 6, DVD copies of "My Brother and I" will be sold in Mayo-affiliated gift shops.

Heritage Days is an annual weeklong celebration. This year's theme is "My Brother and I: Inspiring Teamwork." Live musical performances are scheduled during the Ice Cream Social on Oct. 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in the Edith Graham Mayo Courtyard of Saint Marys Hospital, and from 2 to 4 p.m., in Annenberg Plaza between the Plummer and Mayo buildings.

Musical concerts will be held Monday through Friday at several campus locations from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Commemorative displays featuring Mayo Clinic's significant anniversaries can be found in Mathews Grand Lobby in the Mayo Building.

The public is welcome to participate in the week's festivities. Information is posted on the Heritage Days Web page.
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