Ithaca | 2014
In 1942 in Ithaca, a small town in California's San Joaquin Valley, young Homer Macauley wants to be the best bike messenger to ever live. His older brother is off fighting World War II, with Homer tending to his widowed mother, his older sister, and 4-year-old brother. As Homer delivers messages, he grapples with one that will change him forever - from a boy into a man. A story of war's impact on the home front, illuminating the sweetness of youth, as well as providing perspective on joy, death, coming of age, dignity, community, and compassion.