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Virtual Movie Night: Phil's Camino + Community Conversation

Expired July 4, 2022 6:59 AM
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PHIL'S CAMINO: SO FAR, SO GOOD is the story of a man with stage 4 cancer who dreams of walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile long spiritual pilgrimage in Spain. Getting chemo treatments every two weeks, he is unable to travel, so he does the next best thing: he makes his own Camino in his backyard, walking the perimeter of his property through woods and pasture, and sets out to walk his way across Spain without ever leaving home. The simple act of walking, both in his backyard and eventually on the trail in Spain, reveals the key to his physical, emotional, and spiritual healing, and he realizes his greatest pilgrimage is the one he travels within.

This film is a longer version of the short documentary PHIL'S CAMINO which premiered at SXSW and won 16 film festival awards. It is a riveting story, full of inspiration and charm, and tackles how one man shines in the face of insurmountable obstacles.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    55 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States, Spain, France
  • Director
    Annie O'Neil
  • Screenwriter
    Annie O'Neil
  • Producer
    Annie O'Neil
  • Executive Producer
    Doug Blush, Maggie & Bill Lynch
  • Cast
    Phil Volker, Rebecca Graves
  • Cinematographer
    Todd Pinkney, Jessica Lewis, Additional footage: Annie O'Neil Drone: Dominick Wolczko, Jordan Myers
  • Editor
    Doug Blush (Supervising Editor), Colin Hawes, Jessica Lewis, Todd Pinkney
  • Composer
    Laura Karpman