Welcome to the 2017 season of the St. John Film Society. This year we will be screening films from the Caribbean basin including Trinidad, Bequia, St. Thomas, New Orleans to name a few. We hope to see you in the audience!
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017: CHASING ICE

Chasing Ice

7:30 pm/ St. John School of the Arts
$5 donation / $5 raffle ticket

The raffle for this screening
provided  by Tap Room & Bamboola

CHASING ICE
A 75-minute documentary
by Jeff Orlowski

Chasing Ice

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. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk.

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.Chasing Ice

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.

 

DIRECTOR:
Jeff Orlowski

Chasing Ice

Meltwater on surface of Columbia Glacier, Columbia Bay, Alaska, June 20, 2008

Filmmaker Jeff Orlowski most recently served as director, producer, and cinematographer on the Sundance Award-Winning film, Chasing Ice. Orlowski’s feature length documentary was invited to screen at the White House, the United Nations and the United States Congress and has captured over 30 awards from film festivals around the world. It went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song, and has screened on all seven continents.