One Earth Film Fest at Jackson

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Jackson Park
6401 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60637

(773)256-0903


Fee: Free

Age Range: Any

Join the City of Chicago, WBEZ Chicago, Redfin, The Nature Conservancy, and One Earth Film Festival for a free screening of award-winning film The City Dark on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, in Chicago museums and parks.

FILM DESCRIPTION: 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.

Post-film program includes Q&A with Amundsen High School students who presented "Starry Chicago" at Aspen Ideas Festival; and Tony Harris, President of Chicago Astronomical Society. Michael Brown of the Chicago Park District will also make welcome remarks


Add to Calendar04/22/2017 04:30 PM04/22/2017 06:30 PMAmerica/ChicagoOne Earth Film Fest at Jackson
Join the City of Chicago, WBEZ Chicago, Redfin, The Nature Conservancy, and One Earth Film Festival for a free screening of award-winning film The City Dark on Earth Day, April 22, 2017, in Chicago museums and parks.

FILM DESCRIPTION: 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.

Post-film program includes Q&A with Amundsen High School students who presented "Starry Chicago" at Aspen Ideas Festival; and Tony Harris, President of Chicago Astronomical Society. Michael Brown of the Chicago Park District will also make welcome remarks


. http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/One-Earth-Film-Fest-at-Jackson/
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