“The City Dark” Movie and Stargazing

Come view “The City Dark” at:

Long Branch Nature Center
625 S. Carlin Springs
Arlington, VA  22204

On this Wednesday, 7/18, 7:30-9pm, with stargazing after the film, weather permitting.

“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 | POV. ”  For more information on the film and to  see a trailer, visit http://www.pbs.org/pov/citydark/.

Free, but donations to the International Dark-Sky Association will be accepted.  Bring your own favorite movie munchies and (non-alcoholic) drinks.

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