This documentary alternates between profiles of astrophysicists working at planetariums in Chile’s Atacama Desert, where the relative absence of manmade structures allows for undisturbed views of the night sky, and the people who live in the region. The formal strategy enables director Alison McAlpine to consider ancient myths about earth’s origins alongside contemporary investigations of the cosmos; aiming for an unbiased perspective, McAlpine generates a sense of wonder from both spiritual and scientific modes of thought. The film doesn’t achieve much more than that—even at just 78 minutes, it feels somewhat redundant and overlong. Still there are plenty of beautiful passages, particularly when McAlpine employs time-lapse photography to show the movements of the stars over the course of a night. In English and subtitled French and Spanish.