Almost Sunrise, Hope is on the Horizon at the Weber Center

Weber Center for the Performing Arts announces: Almost Sunrise A feature documentary by Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco

Weber Center for the Performing Arts announces that tickets are available now for “Almost Sunrise A feature documentary by Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco”. The film will be shown at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm. Following the film, one of the films two main characters Anthony Anderson will be speaking about the journey, moral injury, and the impact campaign surrounding the film. Tickets are general admission seating and are free. A ticket must be reserved in order to be admitted.

Almost Sunrise tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America. Will this epic pilgrimage be enough to release them from their self-destructive impulses and give them the chance to begin life anew? While the film exposes some of the brutality of war, it doesn’t dwell there. It’s ultimately a story of hope and potential solutions. Most importantly, the film reveals the promise of holistic practices for healing. When Tom signs up for a special breathing workshop for veterans, he must confront his deepest spiritual identity. He encounters Father Thomas Keating, a renowned Trappist monk who has counseled veterans for decades, who gently illuminates the need to turn inward to achieve true peace – and gives guidance that culminates in a remarkable inner transformation rarely depicted on screen. Where the stereotypes of “the broken veteran” or “homecoming hero” leave off, the film continues onward, offering an unprecedented portrait of those who return from war; rich, complex, far more hopeful. Almost Sunrise allows us to connect with a universal human aspiration for happiness and through Tom and Anthony’s genuine search for it, be reminded of our common soaring possibilities. The film also acts as an urgent call for communities to better understand these deep-seated psychic wounds, and for the government to acknowledge and finally treat moral pain by using methods other than pills. Almost Sunrise deftly and movingly demonstrates the promise of holistic healing practices is on the horizon in a way that we cannot afford to ignore.

Tickets are free and may be reserved over the phone or at For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Weber Center for the Performing Arts is a collaborative venue supporting the missions of La Crosse Community Theatre and Viterbo University. It serves as a performance and administrative center for La Crosse Community Theatre, providing opportunities for creativity and personal growth. It serves as a performance and learning center, expanding and advancing Viterbo’s regional and national arts reputation. It provides a beautiful community asset for events through cooperation and sustainability.


WHO: Weber Center for the Performing Arts

WHAT: Almost Sunrise A feature documentary by Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco

WHERE: Lyche Theatre, Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front Street South, Downtown La Crosse

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm

PRICES: General Admission: FREE

11: 00 a.m. to 5: 00 p.m., Monday-Friday

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Dillon McArdle
Executive Director
608-784-9292, ext. 4