Chasing IceUSA | 2012 | 75 min. | Rated PG-13 | Documentary
Sunday April 21, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$10 General Admission, $7 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening - buy at center
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.
"Chasing Ice" is a grand adventure, a visual amazement and a powerful warning."
--Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star
"The "green" teams looking into such energy sources as solar, wind and nuclear are often ridiculed. Watch "Chasing Ice" and see if you laugh."
--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"What sustains the film are neither words nor music but spectacular images of places few people have ever seen."
--Mark Jenkins, NPR
"As much as one may intellectually believe in climate change, to see it actually happening has the power to stun a viewer into wordlessness."
--Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Winner of the Best Cinematography award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival