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    Butterfly in the Sky

    Directed by Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb
    USA | 86 minutes | True Stories

Go behind the scenes of the revolutionary long-running public broadcast series Reading Rainbow and discover how a motley crew of educators, producers, celebrities and the show’s incomparable host LeVar Burton beat the odds to foster a generation’s love of reading through television.

film details

Director: Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb
Producers: Bryan Storkel, Bradford Thomason, Brett Whitcomb
Cinematographers: Tony Hardmon, Brett Whitcomb
Editor: Bradford Thomason
Music: The Octopus Project
Cast: LeVar Burton, Twila Liggett, Larry Lancit, Cecily Truett Lancit, Tony Buttino
Country: USA
Language: English
Year: 2022
Running Time: 86 minutes
Director Filmography: Jasper Mall (2020) Brett Whitcomb: A Life in Waves (2017), County Fair, Texas (2015)
Awards: Best Documentary & Audience Award, Calgary International Film Festival; Impact Award, Naples International Film Festival; Audience Award for Best Documentary, Indie Memphis Film Festival; Jury Award & Audience Award, Sidewalk Film Festival
Primary Company: Sidestilt Films
Contact Email: bryan@sidestilt.com

guests in attendance

Bradford Thomason, Bryan Storkel, and Amy Bandlien Storkel are expected to be in attendance on January 7th and 8th

Deborah Lee Smith is expected to be in attendance on January 10th


Special Mention: Best Documentary Award

Film Festival 2023