Chasing Ice

Outdoors on Civic Plaza, Main Stage

516 ARTS and Downtown ABQ MainStreet Initiative present a large outdoor screening of the spectacular film Chasing Ice.  

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.  Chasing Ice is the story of one man's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet.  With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog deployed revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.  Balog's 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.  It received the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy award for Outstanding Nature Programming.  It has screened in more than 172 countries and on all seven continents.  2012, runtime: 75 minutes.

Bring your family and friends! Movie starts at dusk (about 8pm). Some seating is available and you can bring your own seat! ABQ Food Fridays (5-8pm) will also be on hand for dinner along with a concession stand. Dog & bike friendly. Parking available under Civic Plaza for a small fee. For more details visit: 


Special thanks to Civic Plaza and the Albuquerque Convention Center.