Finally, a movie I can't wait to see…

Almost nothing in the theaters is urging me to plunk down ten bucks, but The Way is, and Santiago Ramos’ review is just whetting my appetite even more:

El Camino de Santiago, or the “Way of St. James,” is a pilgrimage route in Spain which stretches for around 500 miles, if you start from the most popular starting point in the French Pyrenees. The path leads right up to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in the Spanish region of Galicia, where the remains of St. James the Apostle rest and are venerated… Martin Sheen (whose real name is Ramon Estevez), had heard about the Camino from his elder relatives in the Old Country. For years he entertained the romantic idea of going on it himself, but he was not able to do so until he already had grandchildren.
Sheen wanted to make a humble documentary, but his son Emilio (who already has directing credits for Bobby under his belt) wanted to tell a story. And he wrote a script with his father in mind for the starring role.

The result sounds delicious. Read it for yourself!

Julie Davis at Happy Catholic is also talking about The Way!

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  • Nzie

    I’m pretty sure my sister got to see a preview at the FOCUS conference last spring and LOVED it. I don’t get out to the movies that often, but man do I want to go to this one.

  • Mutnodjmet

    I am looking forward to DARK SHADOWS 2012.I recall racing home from elementary school to watch the original program with my mom. Being of Romanian heritage, we were very attracted to the vampires! BONUS – Johnny Depp is going for the real “Barnabas Collins” vibe, not the “Twilight” tween stuff, too.

  • Sue from Buffalo

    It’s not coming to our city (Buffalo). sniff sniff.

  • joan

    Martin Sheen was in the original movie of “the Way” gone amuck.

  • Katherine

    For those in the VA/DC/MD area: (I’d go but with 4 little ones, it just ain’t happening)

    Basilica to Host A Conversation with
    Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on Upcoming Film
    “The Way”
    Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6:15 p.m.

    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is pleased to present “A Conversation with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez,” next Saturday evening, October 1, in Memorial Hall at 6:15 p.m.

    The father and son team will speak and answer questions about their new film, “The Way,” a story about a father and son and the ancient pilgrimage route, the Way of St. James. The award winning actor, Martin Sheen, plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son, played by Emilio Estevez, killed in a storm while walking The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage and to finish the journey for his son. What Tom does not plan on is the profound impact the journey will have on him personally and the people he will meet.

    THE WAY, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, was filmed entirely along the actual Camino de Santiago in France and Spain.

    This event is free and open to the public.

    For more information on the film, “The Way,” please visit:

    For more information regarding this event – please contact Jacquelyn Hayes, Director of Communications, via email at Thank you!

    Mailing Address:
    The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
    400 Michigan Ave., NE
    Washington, DC 20017

    Contact Name: The Development Department
    Telephone Number: 202-281-0610