Walk With Me, directed by Marc J. Francis and Max Pugh is ‘a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh’, narrated by Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch. The film which received its world premiere at 2017 SXSW Film Festival earlier in the year, opens in the San Francisco on Friday, August 11 and will screen in New York City at the Rubin Museum of Art from August 18 through August 26. Then it will be released in theaters across the United States.
With unprecedented access, Walk With Me goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who practice the art of mindfulness with their world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.
Filmed over three years in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life.
As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.