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: 624.23074794 IMPOSS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (69 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, Region 1, rda
Additional Contributors: Ambers, Jeremy
Alternative Title: Possible light

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FloEh
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.

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JudithE
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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