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Date & Time

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Various locations; see description


Free admission


In the spirit of the March for Science, engage in on-screen science. Join the City of Chicago, WBEZ Chicago, Redfin, The Nature Conservancy, and One Earth Film Festival for FREE 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 light and our living planet, and explore ways city-dwellers can live in harmony with nature.

Some screenings will include sky observations by telescope. Many film screening venues will have additional Earth Day celebrations as well.

Seating is limited; reservations strongly suggested. Reserve your seat now to one of 5 screenings of The City Dark at

Screening locations:

Pullman National Monument 
Clarendon Park Community Center
Garfield Park Gold Dome
Adler Planetarium
Jackson Park

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.