The City Dark: A Search for Night on a Planet That Never SleepsHD Closed Captioning
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About the Movie
Is darkness going extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves 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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 13
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 6.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: A documentary about light pollution that is entertaining and thought-provoking? It hardly seems possible, but that's what Ian Cheney has made in "The City Dark."
Fresh: An informative, well-rounded look at light pollution told with a star-gazing enthusiast's passion for his subject.
Fresh: Poetic, at times profound...
Rotten: Cheney is welcome to his anxiety, but not to the specious science of societal collapse by street lamp.