Mountainfilm

Masons Hall - May 27, 2011 - 6:45 p.m.

Date: May 27, 2011
Start Time: 6:45 p.m.
Location: Masons Hall

The City Dark

Film Screening — Duration: 84 mins

Filmmaker Ian Cheney (Mountainfilm 2011, Truck Farm and speaking at the Symposium) looks up at the dark night sky and is disturbed by what he sees—or really doesn’t see. This exceptionally well-made film manages to be both heartbreaking and heartwarming and shows how disconcerting it is that a large proportion of the current population has no sense of what we have lost. At the same time, Cheney tells a story that introduces us to one person after another who is passionate about the night sky and who remain hopeful that their vision can bring back something that has gone missing.