Strangers on the Earth
CAST: Dane Johansen DIRECTOR: Tristan Cook TUESDAY FILM SERIES | PLAYS MONDAY 6/18 & TUESDAY 6/19
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.
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We are alone on this trip - take it, and this marvellous film, at your own pace.Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
A cellist's 600-mile trek with his instrument along an ancient Spanish pilgrimage trail becomes a soulful riff on the all-too-fleeting rhapsodies of travel.Chris Barsanti, Film Journal International
The greatest compliment one can pay it is that it's bound to eclipse The Way as the film that people will say inspired them to put one foot in front of the other and make their way to pay Saint James a visit.Ashley Naftule, Under the Radar