President Clinton will be the screening’s keynote speaker, supported by honorary chair committee members Mario Bell, Paul Farmer, Donna Karan, Mike Myers, Chris Pine, Ivanka Trump and Christy Turlington Burns.
Founded by Carolina and Luis Gonzales-Bunster, the Walkabout Foundation focuses on finding a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need all over the world. By pure coincidence, Carolina and Luis’ father Rolando met Emilio on a flight during which they started talking about the Camino de Santiago, the ancient pilgrimage path after which the movie is named. Rolando explained that his family walked the Camino to launch the Walkabout Foundation the same year Emilio filmed “The Way.” Inspired by Luis being the first person ever to conquer the Camino using just the strength of his arms and the Gonzalez-Bunsters’ dedication and commitment to finding a cure to paralysis, Emilio decided to turn the screening into a fundraiser for the foundation.
“I am so honored that The Way can be part of this incredible event, and that this screening will benefit the Walkabout Foundation. The work of the foundation truly embodies the spirit of our film, encouraging people to live life to the fullest despite all obstacles. Everyone involved with The Way is so proud to have this platform to debut our film, and to bring awareness to the important work done by the Walkabout Foundation” says director Emilio Estevez.
“We are incredibly honored and proud to be involved with the premiere of The Way and we are very grateful to Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez for supporting our cause and sharing with us their beautiful new film. We are very excited to have President Clinton attend and speak, adding his invaluable support to what promises to be a memorable and magical evening” says Carolina Gonzales-Bunster
Tickets to the October 5th premiere are sold out.