LOCATION: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse - 3636 Chestnut Pl

EVENT CATEGORIES: Film | OPEN: Patio/Dining/Taproom


  • Thursday, Apr 22, 2021 7:00pm-8:30pm

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An Unprecedented Look at Nature's Most Magical Phenomenon with Creator Q&A

Join us to screen the new short film Light Side Up by Lost Horizon Creative. This highly anticipated film documents the journey of three adventurous photographers as they attempt to become the first film crew ever to capture cinema-quality footage of the northern lights from the edge of space.

Your ticket includes a Q&A with one of the film's creators Austin Smith and a screening of the 30 minute documentary. Please bring your own chair or blanket. Food & drink will be available through Ironton's Yard Bar.

Masks are required for entry. Please respect social distancing by setting up your chair on a designated 'x' and limiting group sizes.

A few rare photos of the northern lights have been shared from the International Space Station, but options for high-altitude photography are very limited for civilians. Professional photographer Nate Luebbe has spent his career chasing new perspectives, but it wasn’t until late 2019 while watching a hot air balloon launch that he realized he could use a weather balloon to send a camera directly into the stratosphere by utilizing a relatively unexplored avenue for nature photography.

High-Altitude balloons are launched every day for scientific research, but Nate wanted to push the envelope by using a professional camera system. With a highly specialized, full-frame camera designed specifically for ultra-low-light imaging, Nate and the team were able to capture higher quality footage than ever before. After a full year of research, engineering, and fabricating custom stabilization systems, the first successful flight happened on September 26, 2020.

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