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Sky Blossom: Diaries of the Next Greatest Generation

Directed by Richard Lui

“Sky Blossom” is the film salute to 2020. It is a raw, uplifting window into 24.5 million children and millennials stepping forward as frontline heroes. Caring for family with tough medical conditions, they stay at home doing things often seen only in hospitals. They are cheerleaders, work part time, and go to college — but also live double lives — quietly growing up as America’s next greatest generation. The filmmaker, veteran journalist and award-winning CNN/MSNBC news anchor Richard Lui says the interviews were so honest they genuinely surprised him, as they revealed insights into the lives of young people across America. Troops used to look up and say, “Here come the Sky Blossoms”—paratroopers rushing to their aid. Today, there is a new generation answering that call. These are their stories.

Award Winner: Founders Choice Award

About the Filmmaker

Richard Lui is an award-winning veteran network anchor (MSNBC, CNN). He’s produced investigative stories on human trafficking, civil rights, the military, and politics.

Lui is an AARP Caregiving Champion, Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion, Hidden Heroes ambassador, and BrightFocus ambassador. He is a caregiver for his father. SKY BLOSSOM is his first film.


Watch the post-screening discussion with filmmaker Richard Lui

Dates & Times


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Wed, May 19
5:00 pm