In another amazing example of different organizations working together, BIFF is happy to announce that the Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2950 Walnut St. in Boulder, is showing the latest directorial effort of Emilio Estevez, "The Way." This film stars the director and his father, the latter of whom you may have heard of -- Martin Sheen?
This moving and complex spiritual epic was completed in 2010, and the unique collaboration between father and son is riveting. It is an excellent reminder of why Mr. Sheen is our guest of honor at BIFF on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Boulder Theater.
In the film, Martin Sheen plays an American doctor who comes to France to collect the remains of his adult son (played by Emilio Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, or The Way of Saint James. Rather than return home, he decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. "The Way" was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.
"The Way" marks the seventh film collaboration of father and son. Here's a lovely interview in America Magazine outlining the creation of the project, which stemmed from a pilgrimage Sheen and Taylor Estevez, Emilio's son, took along the Camino in 2003. (During that trip, Taylor met his future wife!)
So don't miss this wonderful film, not least so that you can ask Martin about it when he comes to town. It plays on Friday at 4:30 p.m.; Saturday at 3:30 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 7 p.m.! See you there!