Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $612,089Details
International Box Office $21,839
Worldwide Box Office $633,928
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Synopsis

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. 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.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
96% - Certified Fresh
Audience
84% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: November 16th, 2012 (Limited) by National Geographic Entertainment
Video Release: September 10th, 2013 by New Video Group
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2245, 10/17/2012)
Keywords: Agitprop, Environment
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual

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Cast

James Balog    Himself
Adam Lewinter    Himself
Svavar Jonatansson    Himself
Tad Pfeffer    Himself
Jason Box    Himself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Jeff Orlowski
Screenwriter    Mark Monroe
Producer    Paula DuPre Pesman
Producer    Jerry Aronson
Producer    Jeff Orlowski

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/12/14 32 $65,559   53 $1,237   $612,089 31

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