A Feature Documentary about the Stars and the Stories We Tell About Them.
For millennia humanity has gazed up at the stars and wondered about our place in the universe. From the ancient Greek personifying the stars as Gods, to the Aztec predicting what will come as the universe turns like clockwork; we have always been fascinated by the potential of what’s above.
Unfortunately, one third of humanity can no longer see the Milky Way. Light pollution has rendered it unseeable in most of the modern world.
The Stars at Night is the story of a group of artists, astronomers, everyday people, and a crew of young filmmakers as they embark on a journey of discovery to uncover the deep connections between astronomy, mythology, and original storytelling.
We explore opinions offered about the nature of our place among the stars, and questions will be raised regarding the benefits to our psychological well being when we can see the universe as it is. We’ll ask why the stars have the basis for stories throughout history, featuring interviews from experts in light pollution, psychology, astronomy, and mythology.
Who We Are
Betty is an Emmy and Peabody award winning Producer with 25 years of experience in film, television, new media, and animation. Now a lecturer at Texas State University, she teaches Producing and The Business of Film. She recently produced HBO's Entre Nos with the headlining comedian Gina Brillon. Before that she produced the 2017 documentary series Eclipse Across America with CuriosityStream. A natural organizer and networker, Buckley founded Women in Film Dallas and has received the organization's Achievement Award. In 2005 she received a Gracie Award for Gilda’s Place, a public service announcement she co-wrote and produced for WIF.D featuring the voice of Meryl Streep. She is a member of the Director's Guild of America.
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