‘Chasing Ice’ Will Give You Chills

Now Playing at the Michigan Theater

FROM ICE: PORTRAITS OF VANISHING GLACIERS, BY JAMES BALOG. © JAMES BALOG/EXTREME ICE SURVEY.

Live organ music set the mood for a classic theater experience. Images deserving of art gallery walls come alive and dance before my eyes. And a story of a charming, passionate photographer, James Balog, devoted to his craft and making a better future for his daughters, captivates the audience.

I just left a very full house for the critically acclaimed documentary, Chasing Ice, at the Michigan Theater. I’m no movie critic, but honestly, it’s been a while since a film actually physically moved me. This one is special, folks. It presents compelling evidence of the magnitude and urgency of climate change with cinematography so captivating climate cynics won’t be able to look away. It may prove to be this decade’s Inconvenient Truth.

By the end of the film, I’d be surprised if anyone in the audience didn’t envy, or at least admire, the efforts of James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey team. This is simply something I hope every American, nay every human being on the planet can see. Chasing Ice is playing now until Thursday, January 17th, at the Michigan Theater at these times.

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