Remember when we made that video for Estevez and Sheen to come over to VT to show The Way? Well, our efforts paid off! After students showed their support through social networking, Emilio finally tweeted that he was going to come to Blacksburg! And on September 28, three thousand students packed Burruss Hall for an amazing night!
The Way was filmed in Spain. Sheen stars as Tom, a doctor in America whose son, Daniel (Estevez), decides to walk the Camino de Santiago. But after Daniel dies in a storm in France and Tom goes to collect his ashes, Tom decides to walk the Camino as well. The pilgrimage ends up making a huge impact on Tom as he meets all sorts of interesting characters along the way. It was an inspirational movie, and while fictional, it did give a good look at what the Camino is really like.
At the end of the movie, there was a Q&A session with Sheen and Estevez! And there was lots of love for the movie! Just look at Boyer hugging Emilio and Martin! He loved the movie that much!
The students really raised the roof, and we got 50 points to show for it! More photos from the event are below!
(All photos were taken by Kevin Cupp.)