Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:30pm
Willard Straight Theatre
2012 > USA > Directed by Jeff Orlowski.
With James Balog, Svavar Jonatansson, Adam LeWinter.
National Geographic photographer James Balog scales melting glaciers, chooses to go barefoot in parts of the arctic tundra, and continues to do so in spite of several knee surgeries, all for the sake of science. He risks everything time and again as he travels through the arctic installing time-lapse cameras to document glaciers vanishing at an alarming rate, something he hopes will make the world wake up and see that climate change isn’t in the future, it’s upon us. Winner of the Excellence in Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentaries at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and shortlisted for an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Feature, Chasing Ice has been described as “hauntingly beautiful” and a must see for climate change experts and skeptics alike. (Huffington Post) Sponsored by the Atkinson Forum in American Studies. Screening is free but you must obtain a pass in advance. Passes will be distributed from the Willard Straight Hall Ticket Desk on the main floor of the building starting Monday, April 1 at 10am. Limit two per person. More at chasingice.com. Digital Projection.
1 hr 16 min.