Walla Walla Valley Disability Network presents a screening of the recent documentary film “I’ll Push You” on Saturday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre. The stars of the film, Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, will be in attendance.
It all started with three little words.
“I’ll Push You” is an up-close and personal look into the dynamics of a life-long friendship between two best friends – Justin and Patrick – as they travel across El Camino de Santiago. This feature-length documentary covers the struggle of the 35-day, 500-mile wheelchair journey across mountains, deserts, hills, and valleys and features perspectives from family and friends. Even though the story begins with the challenge that comes with Patrick’s willingness to push Justin in a wheelchair across northern Spain, “I’ll Push You” also explores the struggles related to Justin’s rare neurological disease. The parallel paths of Patrick’s experience in Spain and Justin’s life journey come together in a singular moment to reveal their similarities where Patrick discovers he’s both the pusher and the pushed. The story’s beautiful cinematography is set to poignant music tracks that underscore, perfectly, the inspiring example of love and vulnerability on display.
Their trek in 2014 captivated individuals around the world and was featured in the Huffington Post, The Meredith Vieira Show, Der Spiegel, Fox & Friends, and many other outlets. Since returning from Spain, Justin and Patrick have been sharing their message of hope, faith, and community worldwide.
The story in book form (also titled “I’ll Push You”) won the 2018 Christian Book “Best Biography & Memoir of the Year” Award.
This film has a runtime of 100 minutes. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater. No outside food or beverages allowed.
Reserved seating tickets ($15 Adults; $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. For group ticket sales, please call 509-876-1662.