POV
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:00pm

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. In this film that blends a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, get a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. By Ian Cheney.