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Hey!! i cannot find any Giordano's at 310 W. Randolph!! there is one at 135 E. Lake...Help!!
I got 135 E. Lake from Google, too.
I'm riding the South Shore Line downtown again, and won't be in the city until 5:23. I'll buy my film ticket, then meet everybody at Giordano's. Those of you who have my number, call or text me if you need to. Dave and Barb, I FB messaged you my number just now, just in case.
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Feb 21, 2012 19:06:57 GMT -6
I had anticipated something more than what I viewed.
It was...ok, but just that.
I understand it was not a big budget film, but I feel it just glossed over the subject, with a lot of un-necessary footage of ancillary activities and empty shots. It focused a lot on the eastern seaboard, (NY), and Chicago did have a minor role - that of bird migration and slamming into buildings from the light pollution.
It's a ok DVD to rent on a cloudy evening.
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Post by Paulie pchris00 on Feb 22, 2012 8:07:49 GMT -6
I thought it was a pretty good film. Maybe it was not quite up to what we might expect, but for a general audience, it at least educates that light pollution is a problem. Some funny but true comments from a Staten Island astronomer (I've forgotten the university), and the always great Neil deGrasse Tyson.
"Just a boy, just an ordinary boy, but he was looking to the sky." -Vanessa Carlton
A very nice little film. I thought the animations of his made up childhood constellations were cool. He covered a lot of ground in a short time and did his best to make a wide case against light pollution outside of "just stargazing." Health. Environment. Wildlife. Evolution. Policy. Technology. Also, of course, astronomy. Soundtrack music was also very good.
I think we all agree about the importance of a movie addressing this issue. There's less than $0 in it, so Hollywood will have no part in it. It was basically one very committed dude with a camera and a mic who made a pretty cute film while dropping some heavy points. It held my attention & most importantly would hold that of non-geeks of we could only get them to see it.
Last Edit: Feb 22, 2012 13:22:16 GMT -6 by patrickm
Anybody who missed this lovely little film has another crack at it on March 10. It's part of The Talking Pictures Festival in Evanston, along with the Andrew Bird: Fever Year and 2012 Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts that I'll be catching. www.talkingpicturesfestival.org/2012_Fest_Schedule.html