We’re thrilled to announce that The Way will be the opening film at The Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis on October 13th. Both Martin and Emilio will be attending the red-carpeted premiere.
Here’s an excerpt of the announcement in Indystar.com
Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Martin Sheen and his writer, director and actor son, Emilio Estevez, are planning a trip to Indianapolis in October.
The famous pair have signed to premiere their new movie, “The Way,” on Oct. 13, when Indianapolis’ Heartland Film Festival begins its 10-day run.
Estevez — known for his roles in “The Breakfast Club,” “Young Guns” and “Bobby” — is a writer and director of the film, in which he also acts with Sheen, who has appeared in more than 65 feature films, including “Apocalypse Now” and “The Departed.”
News of the premiere was announced Thursday, during Heartland’s first-ever “Sneak Peek Fundraiser.” Proceeds from the event will benefit the One Film Can campaign for Heartland Truly Moving Pictures. The fundraiser was held at the Mavris Arts & Event Center in Indianapolis.
About 200 persons, including filmmakers Angelo Pizzo and David Anspaugh, attended. Pizzo, who lives in Bloomington, and Anspaugh, an Indiana native who lives in California, collaborated on the films “Rudy” and the Oscar-nominated “Hoosiers.”
Pizzo said he was glad to hear of the celebrities attending the festival, saying Sheen and Estevez will provide extra energy.
“What I think attracts a lot of people from the Indianapolis market to an event is star power,” Pizzo said.
Jeffrey L. Sparks, president and chief executive of Heartland Truly Moving Pictures, announced the news.
“One of the exciting things for a festival is opening night,” he said.
Sparks said Heartland didn’t have trouble convincing Sheen and Estevez to visit the festival for the premiere because of Heartland’s reputation.
The stars will make appearances at the festival and before the Oct. 13 premiere, which will be held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Randall L. and Marianne W. Tobias Theater.
For tickets and information about the film festival, which will run from Oct. 13-22, go to trulymovingpictures.org.