Walking to Heaven, film and conversation 3rd August, 7.30pm

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Walking to Heaven, film and conversation 3rd August, 7.30pm
Walk with Jesus, Allah, Saint Sara and Syd Barrett for a celebration of Pilgrimage.
We follow in the footsteps of Saints, Gypsies and Rock Gods with the great team from Passengerfilms who helped us in our search for films to star in our Pilgrimage: Walking to Heaven season, taking place 2ndAugust to 6th September.
We cover many miles on foot across continents in search of Gods and Heroes.
FourFeetFilms’ short Pilgrimage 2: Syd Barrett retraces the walk home that the troubled founder of Pink Floyd made from his flat in Chelsea back to his mother’s house in Cambridge, never to return to the limelight.
In Mecca Diaries, Suroosh Alvi, founder of Vice Magazine, accompanies his parents on the World’s Largest Pilgrimage, to Mecca for the Hajj, a four day period when three million Muslims follow routes through the Holy city.
Spine Television’s Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Gypsy Pilgrimageexamines life at the annual gypsy festival in honour of Saint Sara. Over the two day celebration at the town in the Camargue, South of France, gypsies of all origin amass to reassert their faith and pay their respects. The film is a close and revealing study of an obscured society rarely observed by outsiders
Directors Leo Leigh and Leo Marks will be with us to discuss their experience of filming the event.Rev Alan Green, Chair of Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum will introduce the feature presentation; The Way, directed by and staring Emilio Estevez and his father Martin Sheen in this intensely personal tale of a father undertaking The Camino de Santiago to collect the remains of his dead son.
Rev Alan has walked the Way of St James himself, and will give us a glimpse into the motivation for a modern Pilgrim to take on the thousand year old route.Doors and the Bar open at 7pm. Real Ale cash bar open throughout the screenings.Thank you to Passengerfilms for the fantastic write up!