Film director and climate change experts to present
The Beacon Public Space Project and the Beacon Sloop Club are hosting a Second Saturday event for Earth Day, on April 13, featuring a screening of the award-winning film Chasing Ice with director Jeff Orlowski, followed by a panel discussion with experts in the field of climate science. There will be an opening reception with an opportunity to meet the director and panelists.
The film documents National Geographic photographer James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey, a multi-year project using innovative photographic techniques to document changes in the Earth’s glaciers. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, Balog created videos that compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate.
From Iceland to Greenland, from the Alps to Alaska, director Jeff Orlowski captures the drama of Balog’s quest in some of the harshest conditions on the planet. As the story unfolds it makes a powerful case for climate change.
Following the film, there will be a forum and panel discussion on climate change with experts in the field, including Andy Revkin, author of The New York Times DotEarth blog; Dr. Radley Horton, Columbia University; NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; and Dr. Marco Tedesco, director of the Cryospheric Processes Laboratory, City College of New York.
This event will be held on Saturday, April 13, 1 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre, 445 Main St., Beacon. Tickets are $20 in advance online and $30 at the door. Seating is limited, so advanced purchases are strongly encouraged. A limited number of premium tickets including dinner with the director and panelists are available for $100. For further information call 845-463-4660 or 917-459-0542 or visit beaconsloopclub.org.