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WUD PubCom & WUD Film Present: Butterfly in the Sky (2022) [OPEN CAPTION SCREENING]

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WUD PubCom & WUD Film Present: Butterfly in the Sky (2022) [OPEN CAPTION SCREENING]

Film
Tuesday, April 16
7 - 8:30 pm
Union South | The Marquee
Cost: Free
WUD Publications & WUD Film present the Madison premier screening of Butterfly in the Sky (2022).

USA | 87 min | NR | digital projection | Dirs. Bradford Thomason & Brett Whitcomb

This Madison premiere screening of BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY tells the story of the beloved PBS children’s series "Reading Rainbow," its iconic host LeVar Burton, and the challenges its creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Two seconds into the bubbling synth sounds of its 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 introduced the world to one of the most adored television hosts of all time, LeVar Burton. 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.

“If you’re a reader for life, then you’re a learner for life. No one can hold sway over you or your mind if you can self-educate.”- LeVar Burton

Watch the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUb6MCOMISY&t=9s

 

This event is presented by WUD Publications in collaboration with WUD Film. Patrons are invited to bring a new or like-new children's book for donation to our book drive on behalf of the Madison Reading Project (a donation is not required for admission).

 

For information on available assistive content for WUD Film screenings, please visit the Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater page.

 
This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member.

USA | 87 min | NR | digital projection | Dirs. Bradford Thomason & Brett Whitcomb

This Madison premiere screening of BUTTERFLY IN THE SKY tells the story of the beloved PBS children’s series "Reading Rainbow," its iconic host LeVar Burton, and the challenges its creators faced in cultivating a love of reading through television. Two seconds into the bubbling synth sounds of its 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 introduced the world to one of the most adored television hosts of all time, LeVar Burton. 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.

“If you’re a reader for life, then you’re a learner for life. No one can hold sway over you or your mind if you can self-educate.”- LeVar Burton

Watch the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUb6MCOMISY&t=9s

 

This event is presented by WUD Publications in collaboration with WUD Film. Patrons are invited to bring a new or like-new children's book for donation to our book drive on behalf of the Madison Reading Project (a donation is not required for admission).

 

For information on available assistive content for WUD Film screenings, please visit the Assistive Movie Screenings in the Marquee Theater page.

 
This event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union members and their guests. Anyone can become a Wisconsin Union member.

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