As the rain in Erie continues, so do the movies that are shown each Sunday afternoon in Taylor Little Theatre.
This weekend, the theatre will be playing a documentary called “Fly By Light” about a group of students who board a bus to West Virginia, leaving the streets of their homes in Washington, D.C., behind.
Their intent is to participate in an ambitious peace education program, although they wind up experiencing more than they expected.
For the first time in their lives, Mark, Asha, Martha and Corey play like children in the streams of the mountains and finally confront the vicious memories of abuse and neglect that invaded their past and turned them into the people they became.
With a new outlook and a hope to strive and build a new life for themselves, they return to D.C., only to find new roadblocks and obstacles that challenge their efforts and prevent them from moving forward.
Through incredible and breathtaking visuals from street corners to mountaintops, “Fly By Light” is an intimate exploration of the chaotic, confusing and emotional journey that follows as they attempt to rewrite their futures.
As this screening is a part of the On Screen/In Person made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program, the showing of the film will be followed by a discussion led by the filmmaker with an opportunity for questions.
The showing will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26, in the Taylor Little Theatre.
Ticket prices are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors/students, and $1 for students with a Mercyhurst ID.