January 17, 2019

LCIC 2019 Film Festival: The City Dark

The City Dark
Showing at 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Not Rated. Runtime is 1 hour, 23 minutes.

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. Winner, Best Score/Music Award, 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary.