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At Night I Fly, Film Showing

September 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“At Night I Fly” is an internationally-acclaimed film about the New Folsom maximum-security prison in California. Its U.S. début was at the 2013 Fortnight Film Festival at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The website for the film says “…men at (New Folsom) let us see their world…(which is) less about dangerous drama and more, as one of them describes, about isolation. About closure of both the mind and the heart. And the spirit.” This intimate documentary shows prisoners, most serving a life sentence, who refuse such closure and instead work to uncover and express themselves. Their primary tool is making art and the film takes us to New Folsom’s Arts in Corrections’ room, to prison poetry readings, gospel choirs, blues guitar on the yard, and to many more scenes of creation. The film “shows the artistic and human journey these men take, as well as the need that fuels it, and the beauty and pain encountered along the way.”

Following the showing there will be a question-and-answer session with Jim Carlson, California’s Arts in Corrections (AIC) Program former director, who appears in the film. Common Reading Stamp available.


September 28, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Todd Hall 130


WSU Common Reading Program