Director's Take: Silent Sky - Opening Jan. 6

Director's Take: Silent Sky - Opening Jan. 6

Ivey Award winning Director Anne Byrd shares her thoughts on Silent Sky

"I am excited to direct Silent Sky because I am always fascinated with stories about people that are lost to history," says Director Anne Byrd.

An area premiere, Silent Sky tells the true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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