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Film- Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

July 17, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


A Road movie with a capital R, WALKING THE CAMINO is a documentary journey over the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile route across northern Spain that has attracted pilgrims since the Middle Ages. Arduous and humbling, the trek (which was treated fictionally in Emilio Estevez’s THE WAY) usually takes about a month, but, as many participants will tell you, it is the inner journey that is more challenging. Director Smith, a film-industry veteran who walked the Camino in 2008, selects six pilgrims, their motives and nationalities widely different, from an overly goal-oriented American to a Canadian widower honoring his wife’s memory to a young brasileira whose life has hit rock-bottom to a devout French woman traveling with her atheist brother and three-year-old son. The scenery is beautiful and timeless, but the film’s focus is firmly on the messy but moving human dimension, filled with camaraderie, blisters, romance, body odor, compassion, snoring, and revelation. In English, Spanish, and French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (MR)


July 17, 2014
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Gene Siskel Film Center
64 N. State Street
Chicago, IL United States

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