Let’s get inspired by big art! The documentary Impossible Light tells the story of the Oakland Bay Bridge lights journey from idea to very big reality.
Movie at Tahoe Art Haus Cinema in Tahoe City on Wednesday January 28th at 7:00 PM.
After-party and Roundhouse brainstorm directly following (same location)
Bring your friends and let’s keep building community momentum for making our maker space a reality!
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.”