Strangers on the Earth
2:30pm - Sunday, May 21, 2017
Perhaps Europe's most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims along the way. As Dane soon discovers, the paths we travel through life are often uncomfortably magnified by the reality of life on the Camino. Accompanied by the vast landscapes of Northern Spain, the haunting music of J.S. Bach for solo cello (performed by Johansen), and the very personal struggles and joys of the many pilgrims encountered along the way, Strangers on the Earth examines the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the concept of 'journey' and the vital role it can play as part of the human experience.
"We are alone on this trip – take it, and this marvellous film, at your own pace." (The Globe and Mail)
"Beautifully filmed... touching... profound... honest." (Vancouver Observer)
"Transcendant... enlightening, poignant and even occasionally funny." (NOW Magazine)
Sunday, May 21
Doors 2:00 pm | Movie 2:30 pm
Advance tickets $10 | $12 at the door
*Minors permitted in the balcony. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service and main floor seating.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
STRANGERS ON THE EARTH (Tristan Cook, 2017 / 96 mins / G) Cellist Dane Johansen and fellow travelers set out on a 30-day hike on the ancient paths of the Camino de Santiago in northwestern Spain.
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