Prescreening of “The Way” coming to CSB

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September 16, 2011

A prescreening of a new film, "The Way", will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Escher Auditorium, Benedicta Arts Center, College of Saint Benedict.

The film, directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen, is an inspirational story about family and faith on a pilgrimage. The plot of "The Way" focuses on a man undertaking the Camino de Santiago, or Walk of St. James, that travels across northern Spain.

The showing is organized by The Center for Global Education, the Spanish Club and the Department of Hispanic Studies as part of a "Pilgrimage Studies" event series Sept. 22-24.  The screening is free and open to the public.

Dr. George Greenia, professor of Spanish at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, will present an introduction before the showing.

Greenia is both founder and director of William & Mary's Institute for Pilgrimage Studies and former Editor-in-Chief of La Corónica, an award-winning international research journal. He is also the co-founder of William & Mary's Program in Medieval & Renaissance Studies.

He was knighted by King Juan Carlos I of Spain in 2007 and awarded the Cross of the Order of Isabel the Catholic, the country's highest honor for scholars and artists who promote Hispanic culture.

The screening is the first scheduled event in the "Pilgrimage Studies" weekend, which will include exhibits, lectures and screenings of other films.