Searching for Light

With post-film Q&A

Forum Cinema Hexham   /   Friday 27th March 

Screening of Searching for Light followed by Q&A with astronomer Gary Fildes.

Searching for Light charts Gary Fildes' journey from Sunderland’s building sites, through the darkest, driest desert on the planet, to the greatest scientific experiment ever attempted by mankind.

The documentary follows Gary on a journey of a lifetime as he travels through the Chilean Atacama Desert visiting the World’s largest observatories that sit under the darkest skies on Planet Earth.


His ultimate goal is to understand the importance of dark skies and how best to preserve humanity’s window into the Cosmos so that he can protect the dark skies back in the UK.

When and where

  • Date: 27 March

  • Time: 19:30

  • Price: £7.30 / £6.80

  • Venue: Forum Cinema


Book tickets

Tickets available from Forum Cinema Hexham. 

Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1XF

​About the film

  • Year: 2014

  • Director: Adam Donneky

  • Country: UK

  • Run Time: 46 mins

  • BBFC: Not rated

About the speaker:


Gary Fildes is a professional astronomer and founder of the Kielder Observatory in Northumberland. He is a man on a mission to inspire others to think about the Universe and mankind’s place therein, and to protect the dark skies of Northumberland for generations to come.

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Tyne Valley Film Festival is supported by Forum Cinema Hexham and Northumberland County Council, and is part of Great Northumberland’s Winter Festival 2020.

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