The City Dark

THE CITY DARK is a feature 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? - taking 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, THE CITY DARK is the definitive story of light pollution and the disappearing stars.


Domestic (100%)
Summary Details
DistributorArgot Pictures
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 23 min
GenresDocumentary News
In Release349 days/49 weeks
Widest Release2 theaters
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jan 18, 2012Wednesday39$1,880--1$1,880$1,8801
Jan 19, 2012Thursday40$558-70.3%-1$558$2,4382
Jan 20, 2012Friday46$857+53.6%-1$857$3,2953
Jan 21, 2012Saturday46$1,249+45.7%-1$1,249$4,5444
Jan 22, 2012Sunday46$877-29.8%-1$877$5,4215
Jan 23, 2012Monday42$801-8.7%-1$801$6,2226
Jan 24, 2012Tuesday42$810+1.1%-1$810$7,0327
Feb 3, 2012Friday49$30--2$15$7,06217
Feb 4, 2012Saturday48$1,069+3,463.3%-2$534$8,13118
Feb 5, 2012Sunday49$22-97.9%-2$11$8,15319
Feb 7, 2012Tuesday46$47--2$23$8,20021
Feb 8, 2012Wednesday45$636+1,253.2%-2$318$8,83622
Feb 9, 2012Thursday46$433-31.9%-2$216$9,26923