Free Owsley Sunday Film: Chasing Ice

Waterfront Botanical Gardens at Speed Cinema: Confronting Climate Change

Directed by Jeff Orlowski

Sunday, July 9, 1 pm

Free. First come, first served.

“Awe-inspiring, terrifying, transcendently beautiful.” —Trevor Johnston, Time Out

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog discovers undeniable evidence of climate change through his Extreme Ice Survey project. 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.

Nominated for an Oscar and winner of the Environmental Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. 2012, U.S., video, 75 minutes. Rated PG-13.

Co-presented with the Waterfront Botanical Gardens.