Oscar-nominee Chasing Ice April 8 at Parry Sound film club
PARRY SOUND - With winter ice giving way to spring, The Films That Make You Think Film Club’s first movie of the season is perfect timing.
The Oscar nominee has received critical acclaim and won awards throughout the world and is consistently nominated as an audience favourite at various film festivals.
“The images in Chasing Ice are absolutely stunning”, says Glen Hodgson, the film club’s founder in his monthly film news release.
“This is truly a case of a picture being worth a thousand words as the images of the glaciers and their accelerated retreat are simply shocking.”
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, James Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.
As the debate polarizes America and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, Balog finds himself at the end of his tether. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. It takes years for Balog to see the fruits of his labor. 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.
“Chasing Ice is a film that should be seen,” added Hodgson, “the dedication of James Balog to overcome extreme physical obstacles to follow his passion is inspirational and hard to fathom.”
This film series is non-partisan and designed, as the title suggests, to inspire people to thinkabout some key issues that we are facing our communities, our country and our world. Admission is a suggested donation of ten dollars for adults and seven for students and seniors and tickets are available at the door unless the film is sold out.
More information on the films being offered can be found at the WestParrySoundMuseum or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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