'Chasing Ice' at the Latchis

In-Sight Photography Projects to present award-winng climate change film

BRATTLEBORO — In-Sight Photography Project has selected "Chasing Ice" as the first 2017 feature in its "Great Pictures" film series. The highly acclaimed film tells the story of a team of photographers that captured the first visual evidence of climate change through time-lapse photography of disappearing glaciers. Its first showing in the Brattleboro area will take place at the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. In-Sight asks for a donation at the door of $10 with a suggested student donation of $5. All proceeds go to support In-Sight scholarships for participants in all its programs that for 25 years have been offered without regard for ability to pay.

"Chasing Ice" was filmed in Alaska, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland and has won many awards, including for Excellence in Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival and Best Adventure Film at the Boulder International Film Festival.

It is a unique cinematographic experience, "Stunning timely" wrote The New York Times.

The film, which showcases the ingenious time-lapse photography of award-winning natural environment photographer and author of "ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers," James Balog. was produced and directed by cinematographer Jeff Orlowski, whose work has been shown on the National Geographic Channel, CNN, NBC, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Popular Mechanics and on NPR.

"Balog's stunning images in 'Chasing Ice,' called 'Hauntingly beautiful...' by the Huffington Post, are proof that photography is a language all its own, giving its practitioners a way to communicate where words may not be enough," said In-Sight board member Sara Warner-Phillips, chair of the organization's "Great Pictures" film series selection committee.

"No matter what side of the issue of man-made climate change you're on, I think the Balog images shown in this powerful film make it clear that it must not — cannot — be ignored."

Regarding the choice of films Marlboro College educator John Willis, co-founder of In-Sight Photography Project, said, "At this historical time it seems incredibly important to make artworks which are about important social political issues. This film is both visually stunning and environmentally compelling. The artistic endeavor and commitment Balog used to make the work possible is impressive on its own accord. This film is a must see for anyone interested in learning more about climate change."

"Chasing Ice" is the third in In-Sight's "Great Pictures" film series. The series opener, "Frame By Frame," was shown in February 2016 in partnership with Marlboro College and was followed in November 2016 by "Neither Wolf nor Dog."

Released in December 2012, "Chasing Ice" runs 75 minutes and is rated PG-3. For more information on "Chasing Ice," visit chasingice.com

To mark the film's debut in the Brattleboro area In-Sight Photography Project has been given permission by Balog to make one of his signature photographs, "Ilulissat Isfjord, Greenland," available for a raffle. The museum-quality Chromogenic print, matted and framed, has been signed by the artist and has a retail value of $3,000. It is 24x16 inches and is printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper. The framed print will be displayed at the Latchis on Sunday, Sept. 24 — the day of the "Chasing Ice screening.

Raffle tickets are $25 each / five for $100 and may be purchased at the screening, at In-sight, 45 Flat Street, Suite 1, Brattleboro, or online at insight-photography.org. Proceeds will benefit the In-Sight Scholarship Fund.

The winner will be announced at the closing of the In-Sight Annual Photography Exhibition and Benefit Auction on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win.


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