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Alison McAlpine

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This Earth Day, join us for a film that celebrates the view from our Blue Marble. "A heady brew of science and poetry." - The New York Times

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dir. Alison McAlpine | 2018 | 78 min | In Spanish, English, and French, with English subtitles

Through acclaimed cinematography, this experimental “love poem for the night sky” transports us to the Atacame Desert in Chile, one of the darkest places on our planet to experience our celestial surroundings. Featuring perspectives ranging from the scientific to spiritual from “Planet Hunter” researchers and local desert dwellers, McAlpine’s meditative documentary curiously inquires into our relationship to the earth, heavens, and the act of looking.

On this Earth Day, celebrate the grand view from our blue marble and consider what many communities are now missing through the effects of light pollution.

"A heady brew of science and poetry. The night sky above the Atacama Desert in Chile (is) an unusually pure spot to see the heavens - a treasured site for astronomers and stargazers." - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

"A star-laden travel movie like no other. No planetarium could hope to replicate the awe-inspiring spectacle that is Alison McAlpine’s CIELO. The bespangled heavens above the Andes, which the director-narrator contemplates with awe worthy of a Romantic poet, is complemented in the film by the rugged hills, arid plains, lunar landscapes, and Pacific shores. Gaze at McAlpine’s film and drink in the mystery and realities of a place where, as she says, ‘the sky is more urgent than the land." - Graham Fuller, The Culture Trip

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