With over 30 awards under its belt, including Sundance’s excellence in cinematography award, Chasing Ice took the film festival circuit by storm. Now, the film is making its way, this weekend only, to Hunstville’s very own Old Town Theatre.
The film follows National Geographic photographer James Balog as he documents the effects of climate changes in the Artic. Balog and his crew travel across the Artic using untested equipment and what little supplies they can carry to try and tell the story of the changing world. The crew not only captures the tragic but visually stunning reality of climate change on film, but also documents the very real danger they put themselves in to collect that reality on film.
The film will air Friday at 7:30 pm Friday following a student symposium at 7. Tickets for Friday will be $4 for adults and students with children 12 and younger costing $3.
Then, on Saturday the film will air at 8 pm, following Earth! The documentary at 1 pm, Encounters at the end of the World at 3 pm, a presentation on renewable building at 6 pm, and finally an educational symposium on earth science at 7 pm. Tickets for the Saturday showing will cost $7 for adults, $6 for veterans, $4 for students and $3 for children 12 and under.
The film is rated PG-13 due to language.