A Sidewalk Astronomer

Summary

A Sidewalk Astronomer
A Sidewalk Astronomer poster.jpg
Directed byJeffrey Jacobs
StarringJohn Lowry Dobson
CinematographyJeffrey Jacobs
Edited byJeanne Vitale
Music byJohn Angier
Release date
  • April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19) (Singapore Film Festival)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

A Sidewalk Astronomer is a 2005 documentary film about former Vedanta monk and amateur astronomer John Dobson.[1] The film follows Dobson to state parks, astronomy clubs, and downtown streets as he promotes awareness of astronomy through his own personal style of sidewalk astronomy. The documentary includes voice overs by Dobson himself promoting his unorthodox views on religion and cosmology.[2]

Crews

  • Produced and directed: Jeffrey Fox Jacobs[3]
  • Director of photography: Jeffrey Fox Jacobs
  • Editor: Jeanne Vitale[4]
  • Music: John Angier[5]
  • Release: Jacobs Entertainment Inc
  • Running time: 78 minutes

Review

"An inspiring film about an inspired teacher".. New York Times

Screenings

Shown at: Tribeca Film Festival 2005 ; Singapore Film Festival 2005; Maine Film Festival 2005; Avignon Film Festival 2005 ; Green Mountain Film Festival 2006[6]

References

  1. ^ "A Sidewalk Astronomer | Bullfrog Films: 1-800-543-3764: Environmental DVDs and Educational DVDs". www.bullfrogfilms.com. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  2. ^ "San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers - John Dobson: A Brief Biography". www.sfsidewalkastronomers.org. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  3. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (2005-05-18). "A Sidewalk Astronomer". Variety. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  4. ^ "A Sidewalk Astronomer". Open Sky Productions. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  5. ^ "A Sidewalk Astronomer (Short Version) | Bullfrog Films: 1-800-543-3764: Environmental DVDs and Educational DVDs". www.bullfrogfilms.com. Retrieved 2021-01-17.
  6. ^ "A Sidewalk Astronomer | 2005 Tribeca Film Festival". Tribeca. Retrieved 2021-01-17.

External links

  • Official Movie Website
  • "A Stargazer Who Exhorts the World to Gaze With Him" by Dana Stevens
  • The San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
  • A Sidewalk Astronomer at IMDb