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Magic Hour in Somewhere in Time

Master magic hour lighting while you analyze its role in the movie 'Somewhere in Time'

About Virtual Tour





Magic hour, also known as "golden hour," is a time of day highly sought after by cinematographers when they want to create a beautiful, dreamy look on film or video.

In this online mini course with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll learn learn:

  • how to recognize magic hour cinematography onscreen 

  • why filmmakers seek out this form of natural lighting

  • how it functions in Somewhere in Time (1980), a romantic drama filmed partially in Chicago

An on-demand replay will be available for 1 week after the event.

Chicago Movie Club members, sign in to register free!

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Virtual Tour FAQs

How Do I Watch?

Unless listed otherwise, our virtual tours take place live on Facebook. Simply visit Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page at the scheduled time, and click PLAY on the live video.


(You do not need a Facebook account to watch live programs.)

Can I Get a Reminder?

Yes! If you'd like an email reminder, register here for the event at least 24 hours before it begins.

Can I Watch Later?

Virtual tours may not be available after their livestream. Because some of Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events include clips that may trigger social media censors, Facebook could remove the videos after the livestream, even though the material is considered fair use.


In short: it's a good idea to watch live.

How Do I Tip?

If you'd like to make a donation or tip, you may do so either 

Your generous tips and donations—which help to cover costs of livestreaming software, archive and research memberships, on-location travel for virtual tour video footage, and more—ensure Chicago Movie Tours can continue creating free and affordable in-person and virtual events.


Thank you! 💙

Virtual Tour FAQs

What's Included

Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours incorporate the following, when applicable, to bring the subject matter to life:

  • HD video

  • High-quality photos

  • Expertly designed animated slideshows

  • Clips and screengrabs

  • Maps (to orient you as you "travel" with us)

  • Vintage newspaper articles and ads

  • Classic movie fan magazine excerpts

  • Well-researched commentary


Additionally, we always include opportunities for audience contribution.

What's Included

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