Diamond in the Dunes

Impossible Light
July 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
7:30 p.m.

$9 (complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)


Z Space
450 Florida St
(between 17th St and Mariposa St)

To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, May 21st to roughcutsrsvp@yahoo.com

Impossible Light
Directed by Jeremy Ambers

Ask anyone outside of the United States, and chances are, they think that San Francisco only has one bridge. And for most Bay Area residents, since it was finished in 1936, the Bay Bridge has been nothing more than a daily complaint from local commuters, a heap of steel that only an overachieving architectural student would take a real interest in.

Until the evening of March 5th, 2013, when suddenly, the San Francisco skyline was transformed by an unlikely sight: 25,000 LED lights that, for perhaps the first time — save the 1989 earthquake and other bridge collapses — caused people to turn their gaze away from the Bay Bridge's iconic sister. How did this happen? Who was behind this eight-million-dollar installation? And how in the world did the artist, his team, and San Francisco pull it off?

Jeremy Ambers' illuminating, riveting documentary, "Impossible Light" sheds light on these questions, while chronicling the drama and child-like daring behind a project whose "impossibility made it possible."

Moderator: Nadia Shihab
Nadia Shihab is a filmmaker and experimental musician. She has composed scores for film and has performed in site-specific collaborations at the de Young Museum and Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Her most recent film, the short "Amal's Garden," was an Official Selection of the Cinema du Reel Festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Dubai International Film Festival, among others.


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