Free Screening Of POV’s The City Dark Offered At The Athens Public Library

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The Athens Public Library will offer a free screening of The City Dark on January 15, 2013, at 7 p.m. 

This program is part of the PBS series POV, and addresses the question: 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.
This event is a collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS (www.pbs.org/pov). Local sponsors include WOUB, the Athens Public Library, the Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy, and the Southeast Ohio Astronomical Society.