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Golden Eye
Cannes Film Festival
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Antarctica: Ice and Sky

From Oscar®-winning director Luc Jacquet (March of the Penguins) comes a stirring portrait of French glaciologist Claude Lorius, whose groundbreaking research in Antarctica gave us the first clear evidence of man-made global climate change.

Lorius discovered his destiny at the age of 23 when he joined an expedition to the world’s southernmost continent in 1955, land essentially untouched by scientific experiment. Lorius would go on to participate in twenty-two polar expeditions, facing unforgiving conditions and brutal personal challenges in an effort to discover the planet’s secrets held in small bubbles of air deep beneath the surface. Through remarkable archival footage and stunning drone cinematography, Lorius revisits the part of the world he knows best and recounts his story, from his first tentative steps as a young glaciologist to the crowning achievement of his career, receiving the Blue Planet Prize in 2008. Equal parts contemplative memoir and ardent call to action, ICE AND THE SKY is the culmination of sixty years of discovery, an epic tale where science and adventure meet.

Played at

Music Hall, 1.20.17 - 1.26.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Adventure, Bio-pic, Documentary
Runtime: 89 min
Language: English, French

Director: Luc Jacquet
Cast: Claude Lorius, Michel Papineschi (narrator)

Awards:
  • Nominee, Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK)
The latest eco-themed feature from Luc Jacquet (who won an Oscar for March of the Penguins) isn’t the typical polemical documentary about the perils of climate change. Jacquet comes at his subject by profiling the ...