FILM

THE CITY DARK 
A documentary film by Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis
Manufactured Reality Documentary Film Series

Date: March 1, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: R&D, 691 Auahi Street
Tickets: $10

In March, we continue our documentary film series “Manufacturing Reality” – housed in a micro-cinema setting at the R&D bookstore with an R&D-related twist: Admission to each film will include a chance to win a book from the R&D bookshop.

Our film this month is THE CITY DARK, a New York Times Critic’s Pick. THE CITY DARK explores the phenomenon of an illuminated night, as well as the ecological and spiritual consequences of this. A New York Times Critic’s Pick, Ian Cheney’s THE CITY DARK “explores what our increasing inability to see the night sky means for us philosophically.” An entertaining and poignant look at an aspect of our natural world that we too often take for granted. 

Each $10 ticket purchase includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win Ecological Urbanism, the Harvard Graduate School of Design's project for alternative and sustainable forms of urbanism. The book asks: What are the key principles of an ecological urbanism? How might they be organized? And what role might design and planning play in the process?