The City Dark

The City Dark

Directed by: Ian Cheney

Wednesday, January 18 - Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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After moving to light-polluted New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks: “Do we need the dark?” Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawai’i, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights—including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, philosophers, historians, and lighting designers, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.

NR, 84 Minutes
Argot Pictures, USA


"An intriguing film about an intriguing subject."
- New York Magazine


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