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The City Dark (Earth Day@Garfield Park)
Sat, April 22, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
JOIN the City of Chicago, WBEZ Chicago, Redfin, The Nature Conservancy, and One Earth Film Festival for FREE, concurrent film screenings of The City Dark in our city's museums and park districts. The film and brief post-film program will focus on our human connection to the everyday science of our living planet, and how city-dwellers can live in harmony with nature.
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 Anna Markowski, Community Projects Manager, Elevate Energy; Joseph Glynn, affiliate of Chicago Astronomical Society and International Dark Sky Association; and Annette Prince, Director, the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors. Karen Craig of Garfield Park Advisory Council will also make a remark.
Also enjoy Garfield Park Gold Dome's Earth Day Cleanup and Celebration from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Details here.