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GI Film Festival San Diego 2021: 'Sky Blossom: Diaries Of The Next Greatest Generation'

  • WHEN Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 5 p.m.
  • WHERE Virtual
  • AGES All ages
  • COST $8 - $10

GI Film Festival San Diego 2021 runs May 18-23. For the first time ever, the multi-day military-themed event will stream online. The film lineup includes nearly 40 films and diverse filmmakers from the U.S. and around the world!

Film Screening:
“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.

Directed by Richard Lui
(English / 2020 / 88 min.)

$10 for general audiences and $8 for military and veterans per screening. All proceeds support the festival. Each ticket holder will receive a unique URL that will provide access to the virtual auditorium on the GI Film Festival San Diego website. Tickets are available starting April 1, 2021 at

How To Watch:
In addition to the virtual screenings, all films will also be available as a video on demand rental (VOD), beginning the day after its festival debut through May 26. This gives festival goers the flexibility to participate and enjoy the films whenever they choose within the rental window. Attendees will have the choice to either attend the online showtime for a synchronized watch and / or rent and watch on-demand. Each option requires a separate fee.

About GI Film Festival San Diego
The festival presents films and events for, by, and about military and veterans. The event is organized by KPBS and partners with the Film Consortium San Diego to present the Local Film Showcase. The festival is funded in part by a grant from the California Arts Council and is sponsored by National University and Scatena Daniels Communications. The GI Film Festival San Diego is an active member of the San Diego Veterans Coalition and the San Diego Military Family Collaborative.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

Grier family featured in "Sky Blossom: Diaries Of The Nex...

Above: Grier family featured in "Sky Blossom: Diaries Of The Next Greatest Generation." Courtesy of Sky Blossom Films


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