Documentary: Chasing Ice @ Bloor Cinema - Another Mad-COWS Meetup!

  • Mar 25, 2013 · 8:15 PM
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Phil D is hosting this event. If you need more information please post on the wall or email him directly through the link in his profile.

Per MAMM policy, cellphone use by members during a movie is prohibited.  We request that you put away your phones once the previews start. If you need to check your phone for any reason, please exit the auditorium.


The last event I did with Mad About Movies and my hiking group COWS was such a success, I thought I'd bring back the two for round two of Mad-COWS for this interesting documentary.  Unfortunately, it's only showing at 8:45pm on that night.  The previous week's 7pm show is only open for patrons with memberships at Bloor Hot Docs.


Documentary: Chasing Ice


In the spring of 2005, acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog was dispatched to the Arctic on a tricky assignment: to capture images that tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. At the time, Balog was skeptical. Even if human-caused climate change is real, can we correct it? But what he saw on that first trip was too compelling to dispute. Balog had to act and so created the Extreme Ice Survey, a multi-year project that would, through time-lapse photography, document dramatic changes to numerous glaciers around the world. With stunning cinematography and access to never before seen areas of the Arctic, Chasing Ice documents Balog’s incredible journey to provide incontrovertible proof—at great risk to his own health—that our planet is in crisis and what we do to it matters. Shannon Abel, Hot Docs




Meetup Location: I will wait inside just past the ticket taker.  Please have your ticket already purchased.

Meetup Time: 8:15pm (this may change if a large group signs up)

The movie starts @ 8:45pm

Movie Running Time: 80m

Cost of movie: $11 (you can buy a membership if you plan on watching more films there and enjoy their discount plan - check the bloor cinema website for details on membership privileges at

After The Movie: It'll be after 10pm, so we'll just call it a night.


***Please keep an eye out for updates or changes to the time and venue up to the day of the event.  If you are unable to attend, change your RSVP ASAP.

I will start closing out RSVPs the night before the event, but you can still show up and I can add you to the attended list. Cancellations after the event RSVP closing time may be treated as 'No Show', unless you turn up for the film.  In order to be marked as attended you will need to show up at the meetup time as indicated.

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  • Guen

    Spectacular visuals. Had touch of humour too. A few lines from movie lingered: the glaciers are the canary in the global coal mine
    and this landscape is gone, may never be seen again...

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Sandrine

    Excellent documentary! Superb photography! Thank you for organizing!!

    1 · March 25, 2013

    • Phil D

      This movie made me want to buy a Nikon camera. I don't know why! :)

      1 · March 26, 2013

  • Peter W

    A big Thank You to Phil for selecting such a first class documentary ... A great blend of the intense effort to acquire the photos and videos, and of the powerful evidence of the damage already done in those stunning images.

    1 · March 25, 2013

  • Phil D

    An interesting documentary. I wasn't really going to watch it for the environmental issues, I was more interested in seeing the glaciers breaking apart! But it certainly gave one stuff to think about out. Thanks everyone for coming out. Unfortunately it was more chaotic than it needed to be, Hot Docs only gave 15min between the last film and this film, causing the mess in the lobby. I hope they don't do that again, usually they give enough time for people to be seated 1/2hr before the film.

    March 25, 2013

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