Movie to be shown at WCU’s Mountain Heritage Center

A free screening of the movie “If I Had Wings to Fly” will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center.

Rich with Appalachian music and oral tradition, the film follows the ramblings of a young banjo player as he learns about loneliness, responsibility and love. The film has captured several awards, including the “Best Feature Film” title at the Colorado Film Awards and first-place honors at the Appalachian Film Festival in West Virginia.

The movie’s creators will be on hand at the Mountain Heritage Center to take part in a question-and-answer session.

The event is the last in a series of public presentations that have been held in conjunction with the “Journey Stories” Smithsonian exhibit, which will end its run at the Mountain Heritage Center on Friday, Nov. 9.

For more information, call the Mountain Heritage Center at 828-227-7129 or visit the museum’s website