Though we won’t be announcing the full slate of this year’s Christopher Award winners until some time in March, we are ready to say that the film, “The Way,” directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen, is one of the winners in the Film category this year! To celebrate that, we’ll be giving away three DVD copies of the movie on its official home video release date, Tuesday Feb. 21. To enter, you only have to do two things:
1. Leave a comment below about why you want to win “The Way” (or what you thought of it if you’ve already seen it). The comment can be short and sweet – anything from “I like the idea of going on a pilgrimage” to “Because I liked Emilio in ‘Young Guns’ and Martin in ‘Apocalypse Now.’”
2. After you leave a comment, kindly subscribe to email updates for the “Christopher Closeup” blog by scrolling to the box on the right side of the screen that says “Subscribe By Email,” and entering your email address.
We’ll pick three winners on Tuesday afternoon, so be sure to enter before then. In case you’re not familiar with the movie, here’s a brief description:
THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage “The Way of St. James” to honor his son’s desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn’t plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along “The Way,” Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the life we choose.”