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Butterfly in the Sky // UNORTHODOX

Dates with showtimes for Butterfly in the Sky // UNORTHODOX
  • Today, Apr 14

Run Time: 87 min. Release Year: 2024

Doors at 4 p.m.; Film at 4:30 p.m. Tickets $15.
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THE EXPERIENCE

Remind yourself that reading can be fun! Learn more about the beloved PBS series Reading Rainbow and its iconic host LeVar Burton through this spectacular new documentary. Tomorrow Theater neighbors Gone West PDX will host a pop-up selling their specially curated, locally made products.

 

ON SCREEN: Butterfly in the Sky

2022. Directed by Bradford Thomason & Brett Whitcomb. Runtime: 87 minutes. Not Rated.

Butterfly in the Sky tells the story of the challenges Reading Rainbow’s creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Two seconds into the bubbling synth sounds of the show’s theme song will have a child of the 1980s or ’90s exclaiming “Reading Rainbow”! Such is the beloved nature of the classic children’s literary television show that introduced millions of kids to the wonder of books. Not only did the series insist on having kids speak to kids about their favorite stories, Reading Rainbow made actor LeVar Burton one of the most adored television hosts of all time. Thanks to his direct, non-patronizing, and, most importantly, kind delivery, Burton became a conduit to learning for children of every background—delving behind the pages to the people, places, and things each new story explored.

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