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City Dark

City Dark

"City Dark" is a documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question: do we need the stars? This question takes him from Brooklyn to Mauna Kea, Paris, and beyond. Exploring the threat of killer asteroids in Hawaii, tracking hatching turtles along the Florida coast, and rescuing injured birds on Chicago streets, Cheney unravels the myriad implications of a globe glittering with lights, including increased breast cancer rates from exposure to light at night, and a generation of kids without a glimpse of the universe above. Featuring stunning astrophotography and a cast of eclectic scientists, "City Dark" is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.

Available until
2019-01-26T00:00:00-08:00

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Power Struggle

“Power Struggle” follows the unfolding drama as citizen activists and elected officials – alarmed at increasing safety violations – took on the federal government and one of the biggest nuclear power companies in America to call for closure of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor when its original 40-year license expires. For more information, visit PowerStruggleMovie.com.

  • 2019-02-18T12:00:13-08:00
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  • 2019-02-18T17:00:13-08:00
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Crude

Coming in the wake of rising global concerns about the continued supply of oil, and increasingly weird weather patterns, award-winning Australian filmmaker Richard Smith takes us through time: from the birth of oil deep in the dinosaur-inhabited past, to its ascendancy as the indispensable ingredient of modern life. Filmed on location in 11 countries across five continents, Smith consults the leading international scientific experts to join the dots between geology and economy and provide the big-picture view of oil.

  • 2019-02-23T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-25T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-02-25T17:00:00-08:00
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Big Sonia

Sonia Warshawski, a Holocaust survivor, is served an eviction notice for her tailor shop, which has thrived for 35 years. She must choose between setting up a new shop or retiring.

  • 2019-03-02T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-03-04T12:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-03-04T17:00:00-08:00
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Wall

Wall is a feature-length animated film written by and starring playwright and two-time Academy Award® nominee David Hare, whom The Washington Post referred to as “the premiere political dramatist writing in English. The film follows Hare on a trip to the Middle East to examine the impact the wall separating Israel and Palestine has had on the people of the region.

  • 2019-03-09T15:00:00-08:00
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  • 2019-03-11T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2019-03-11T18:00:00-07:00
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Who Is Dayani Cristal?

The attempt to identify human remains found in Arizona's Sonora Desert underscores the plight of illegal immigrants attempting to enter the United States

  • 2019-03-16T16:00:00-07:00
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