Film Screening: The Way


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France, to collect the remains of his adult son, who was killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James. Driven by his profound sadness and desire to understand his son better, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage, leaving his “California bubble life” behind. Armed with his son’s backpack and guidebook, Tom navigates the 800 km pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest of Spain, but soon discovers he will not be alone on this journey.

The film is directed by Emilio Estevez. Both Estevez and Sheen are scheduled to be present and introduce the two screenings (12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.).

The 12:00 p.m. showing will include both the introduction and a question and answer session after the film with Estevez and Sheen. The 3:00 pm film will include an introduction only.

For more information on the film, visit the Nanovic Institute for European Studies website.

Purchase tickets online or call 574.631.2800. Ticket prices range from $3.00 to $6.00.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center