Chasing Ice (2012)

Friday Sep 18, 2015

1 Civic Plaza
Albuquerque, NM 87102
US

Cost:

FREE

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

516 ARTS
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Environmental photographer James Balog heads to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth's changing climate.

516 ARTS and Downtown ABQ MainStreet Initiative present a large outdoor screening of the spectacular film Chasing Ice. Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.  With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog deployed revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.  Balog's hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.  Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hoe to our carbon-powered planet.  It received the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy award for Outstanding Nature Programming.  It has screened in more than 172 countries and on all seven continents.  2012, runtime: 172 minutes.

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Chasing Ice

Friday, Sept. 18, at 8pm

Harry E. Kinney Civic Plaza in Downtown ABQ

Free for all ages

Trying to plan a romantic date night? What could be sexier than caring about the Earth? Grab bae (and Fido too) for a large, free, outdoor screening of Jeff Orlowski’s award-winning Chasing Ice (2012) at Civic Plaza. The film centers on environmental photographer James Balog who heads to the Arctic on assignment for National Geographic to get undeniable evidence of climate change. Using “revolutionary time-lapse cameras … [he] capture[s] a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.” Balog artfully captures the frighteningly quick melting of entire icy landscapes that have withstood the test of time until now. Bring the whole family for something that will nourish the brain more than the latest superhero action flick.

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