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Chasing Ice

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS), he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In Chasing Ice, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes America, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Chasing Ice depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival 2012 Excellence in Cinematography Award (U.S. Documentary) and the Full Frame 2012 Environmental Award.

Chasing Ice aims to accomplish, with pictures, what all the hot air that has been generated on the subject of global warming hasn’t been able to do: make a difference.”
– Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

Details

Date: January 3 2013—January 30 2013
Cost: Members $4 | Non-members $8

Showtimes:

1/28 Monday – Closed
1/29 Tuesday – 6:00, 8:00 PM
1/30 Wednesday – 6:00, 8:00 PM
Final Showing!


Directed By: Jeff Orlowski
Run Time: 75 minutes
Origin: USA
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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