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Medieval Film Fest presents 'The Way,' starring Martin Sheen

November 8, 2013

Emilio Estevez’s 2010 dramatic film, “The Way,” honors El Camino de Santiago, known as the Way of St. James, a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. As part of the Medieval Film Fest, Loyola University New Orleans presents a free screening of the film Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

The event is open to the public and set for Bobet Hall, room 214. To introduce the film, Loyola Institute for Ministry Director Thomas Ryan, Ph.D., will lead a discussion about “Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages.”

A collaboration between Estevez and his father Martin Sheen, “The Way” is a powerful and inspirational story about a man who travels to France to recover the body of his adult son who died while attempting to walk the ancient spiritual trail. Overcome by grief and in homage to his son, the man embarks on The Way of St. James to honor his son's desire to finish the trail. In addition to Sheen and Estevez, the film stars Deborah Kara Unger and James Nesbitt.

For more information, contact Sara Butler, director of Medieval Studies, at 504-865-2099.

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