CHASING ICE

On The Short List: Our Favorite Documentaries of 2012

We mined the Academy’s shortlist of the 15 best Documentary Films of 2012 to bring you this special program of the year’s finest nonfiction filmmaking. From titles you recognize to new discoveries, there’s certain to be something for everyone—doc enthusiasts or not—on the Strand’s Short List.

In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Chasing Ice is the story of one man’s mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. Within months of that first trip to Iceland, the photographer conceived the boldest expedition of his life: The Extreme Ice Survey. With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic 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. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.

Director: Jeff Orlowski
USA | 2012 | PG-13 | 74 min

More films on the Strand's Short List:

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
Sunday, January 13 at 3:30pm

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN
Sunday, January 20 at 3:30pm

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
Sunday, January 27 at 3:30pm

THE WAITING ROOM
Sunday, February 3 at 3:30pm

DETROPIA
Sunday, February 17 at 3:30pm

 

Show Dates & Times:

1/6/13 - Sunday

3:30 pm,
Admission: 

$8.50 / $7.50

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