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Not Rated | 1h 27m | 2022 | Documentary
USA | English

Closes Thursday, May 16!


Monday, May 13


Wednesday, May 15


Thursday, May 16




Inspiring and nostalgic, Butterfly in the Sky takes audiences behind the scenes of the beloved PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow, and tells the story of its iconic host LeVar Burton, giving an inside look at the challenges he and the show’s creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Reliving the show’s legacy is a refreshing return to the written page. But you don’t have to take our word for it.

Featured in the documentary are LeVar Burton, (Reading Rainbow Host), Whoopi Goldberg (Guest Star), Jason Reynolds (Former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature), Twila Liggett (Reading Rainbow Co-creator), Larry Lancit & Cecily Truett Lancit (Reading Rainbow Co-Creators), Tony Buttino (Reading Rainbow Co-creator), Steve Horelick (Reading Rainbow Composer), Ed & Orly Wiseman (Reading Rainbow Director / Producer) and also staff who worked on Reading Rainbow and kids who were featured on the show during the it’s illustrious 26-year run.

Directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb

Bonus! Screenings will include a recorded introduction with Pam Johnson, (current Executive Director of Ready To Learn at Corporation for Public Broadcasting and also one of the original folks who worked on Reading Rainbow at WNED) + a recorded Q&A with with Pam Johnson, Tony Buttino, and Barb Irwin – all co-creators of Reading Rainbow and co-authors of “Creating Reading Rainbow: The Untold Story of a Beloved Children’s Series” (Releases in June).


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