A group of teenagers board a bus for West Virginia, leaving the streets of Washington, D.C., to participate in an ambitious peace education program. For the first time in their lives, Mark, Asha, Martha and Corey play in mountain streams, sing under the stars, and confront the entrenched abuse, violence and neglect cycles of their past. But as they return to D.C., each young person faces an unforgiving series of hurdles and roadblocks that challenge their efforts to build a better life. Through breathtaking visuals from street corners to mountaintops, Fly By Light is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing, and emotional journey to rewrite a young person’s future. The advanced screening of this film comes to Erie as part of the On Screen/In Person Film Series presented by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. The filmmaker will be present for a discussion following the screening in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center.
Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and $1 for Mercyhurst students with ID. For tickets, call 814-824-3000 or visit miac.mercyhurst.edu.