The Importance of the Night Sky: The City Dark

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 7pm

The Importance of the Night Sky: The City Dark

Credits

Director, Ian Cheney (USA, 84m, 2011)

Official Website

The City Dark chronicles the disappearance of darkness. The film follows filmmaker (and amateur astronomer) Ian Cheney, who moves to New York City from Maine and discovers an urban sky almost completely devoid of stars. Posing a deceptively simple question - "What do we lose, when we lose the night?" - the film leads viewers on a quest to understand how light pollution affects people and the planet.

The film will be introduced by writer, producer, director, and editor Ian Cheney. Ian is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker. He co-created and starred in the Peabody Award-winning theatrical hit and PBS documentary King Corn (2007), directed the feature documentary The Greening of Southie (Sundance Channel, 2008), and co-produced the Planet Green film Big River (2009).

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