POV Documentary Film Screening: The City Dark
Date: Tue. July 30, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
6083 N. Northwest Highway
About this event:
Come to the Roden Branch for a film screening of The City Dark by Ian Cheney.
About the film:
Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, The City Dark provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. (60 minutes)
Winner, Best Score/Music Award, 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.