Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Antarctica: Ice & Sky

La Glace et le ciel

2015, Luc Jacquet, France, 89 min. Narrated by Michel Papineschi.

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Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 27th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 27th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 28th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 28th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jan 29th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jan 30th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jan 31st 7:45pm
  • Wed, Feb 1st 6:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 1st 7:45pm
  • Thu, Feb 2nd 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

“The granddad of climate-change science gets his moment in the spotlight.” — Boyd van Hoeij, Variety

“What peeling back the layers of history could reveal for our future is recounted with an invigorating enthusiasm.” — Matthew Anderson, Cinevue

The director of the hit MARCH OF THE PENGUINS returns to the Antarctic to follow the latest expedition of venerable French glaciologist Claude Lorius, the 83-year-old pioneering scientist whose studies of ice layers as old as 400,000 years have accurately predicted the Earth’s present pattern of global warming. Lorius’s passion for the frozen underside of the globe is evident in his illuminating commentary (voiced by actor Papineschi), but the film’s ace in the hole is Lorius’s own fifty-year trove of film footage. This gravely startling evidence graphically reveals the alarming contrasts over time, as towering glaciers and endless ice banks of the past are seen as giving away to present day valleys filled with filthy snow and ominous piles of rocky rubble. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

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