Wednesday, July 17, 2013 • 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, “The City Dark” (60 min.) provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. Filmmaker Ian Cheney (King Corn, The Greening of Southie) 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. This documentary is shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.