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‘Chasing Ice’ comes to the Grand with special events

Post by Craig Sailor / The News Tribune on March 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm |
March 6, 2013 4:31 pm

“Chasing Ice” – the documentary about global warming – is getting near universal great reviews. (Ours runs Friday in GO). National Geographic photographer James Balog set up time lapse cameras over a period of years to capture astounding images of glaciers melting before the cameras’ unblinking eyes.

The film is coming to the Grand Cinema on Friday and the theater has a couple of events lined up in conjunction with the screenings.

First, after the 6:35 p.m. Friday screening Point Defiance Zoo staff will be lead a discussion. John Garner, Curator of Education; Neil Allen, Curator of Aquatics; Cindy Roberts, Staff Biologist; Cathleen McConnell, Academic & Community Programs Coordinator will discuss the movie’s themes, most notably climate change.

A Skype Q & A with director Jeff Orlowski will follow the 2 p.m. Sunday screening.

Here’s more about the movie:

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey 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.

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