Impossible Light

Impossible Light

DVD - 2014
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The San Francisco--Oakland Bay Bridge opened in 1936 and was almost immediately overshadowed by the Golden Gate Bridge, which opened less than a year later. A dull workhorse next to a glamorous star, it seemed the Bay Bridge would never outshine its sister to the north. That all changed on the evening of March 5, 2013, when the Bay Bridge--thanks to 25,000 LED lights--did just that: shined. As amazing as the lights are, the story of how they got there is perhaps even more so, a story given life by Jeremy Ambers' captivating new feature-length documentary, Impossible Light. Impossible Light provides an inside glimpse at how a small team of visionaries battled numerous obstacles--from the drawing board to the boardroom to 500 feet above San Francisco Bay--to turn an impossible dream into a glimmering reality. It details all of the drama and the joy involved in creating a work of art on the grandest of scales, and demonstrates that the Bay Lights truly is a project whose "impossibility made it possible."
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] :, [Mission Rock Pictures],, [2014]
Branch Call Number: DVD 624.2 I347
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (69 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in.,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
widescreen (16:9),24 fps,rda
video file,DVD video,Region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Possible light


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Nov 13, 2017

Wonderful and light (pun intended) documentary. Interesting to see all of the aspects that had to be considered (like a way for the coastguard to be able to turn the lights off in fog). Amazing that people would put mortgages on homes to see this thru to completion.

Dec 17, 2016

I really liked this. It's a huge engineering/art project involving years of effort and the cooperation and involvement of many people. It's a great example, in my mind, of the sort of creative, happy thing that people can do together with imagination, effort, and good will.


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