Go On, Be Brave
Tickets: $5 - GENERAL ADMISSION
Film Running Time: 110 mins
Watch the film's trailer here
Go On, Be Brave begins with Andrea Lytle Peet’s
life-altering ALS diagnosis in 2014 at the age of 33. The life expectancy for
ALS is 2-5 years. She was told her disease was rapidly progressing and to get
her affairs in order. She did. And like a true athlete, she decided to do one
final race before she died - the Ramblin’ Rose triathlon in Chapel Hill, NC.
She walks across the finish line with trekking poles, her husband, David Peet.
And then she waited. And waited. Until one day, she got tired of waiting to
die. She decided to live.
At the five year anniversary of her ALS diagnosis, Andrea
sets an ambitious goal: be the first person with ALS to complete a marathon in
all 50 US states. An “attempt at the impossible,” shares her neurologist Dr.
Bedlack; a goal even Andrea didn’t think she would reach. But she wanted to
try. “I have a story of hope,” Andrea explains, “and I need to share it with my
ALS community. I don’t want them to be alone.”
As we follow Andrea's story for more than three
years, we see that her journey is not at all what we expected. It is not solely
an epic sports tale nor is it a sobering depiction of a patient with ALS
preparing to die. Instead, it is a story of hope that transcends sport and disease.
What starts out as one woman’s individual quest towards 50 marathons evolves into
a story of community. It is about the quieter moments between the races where Andrea
brings hope and joy to the people around her who have experienced harder and harsher
versions of ALS. Go On, Be Brave is a meditation on life - of how each
one of us chooses to live.