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Film: The City Dark
SPACE Gallery
Portland, ME
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Film: The City Dark
THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about light pollution and the disappearing night sky, premiering in competition at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. After moving to New York City from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn, The Greening of Southie) asks a simple question, "Do we need the stars?" Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, 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.

Q&A after film with filmmaker Ian Cheney.

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SPACE Gallery
538 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Categories

Film > Movies

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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