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Cielo

East Bay Premiere

A beautiful film! Photography, sound, structure, subject matter—enough to lift the spirits out of any earthly trough. A moving film in all senses of that word.

Walter Murch

Poet-turned-filmmaker Alison McAlpine finds her wonder at the night sky as seen from the Atacama Desert, Chile, reflected in the people she meets there. Cowboys, algae collectors, astronomers, scientists, miners, and storytellers each share their particular perspectives on what the infinite and omnipresent starscape evokes. Exquisitely illustrated with spectacular footage of the heavens and the arid desert landscape below, the film takes the viewer on a fascinating journey through inner and outer space.

Kate MacKay
FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Alison McAlpine
Cinematographer
  • Benjamin Echazarreta
Language
  • Spanish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 78 mins
Source
  • Juno Films