Chasing Coral

Jeff Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes/2017/91 min/Water

FILM DESCRIPTION: Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. Chasing Coral was filmed over three years, with more than 500 hours of underwater footage from 30 countries, and with the support of 500 people around the world. The film, which won the U.S. Documentary Audience Award at Sundance, is by the Emmy-winning creators of the film Chasing Ice.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.
May contain heavy themes, graphic images.

Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. [W Suburbs]
Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park
Admission $6

Engage in a conversation about marine pollution and ocean and shoreline health with Dr. George Parsons, Senior Curator, Fishes, at Shedd Aquarium, and Chris Wells of Inland Ocean Coalition and Aurora University. Connect with local groups to learn about actions you can take to protect the health of our planet. Facilitator: Seamus Ford, Co-Founder of Root Riot Urban Garden Network. Concessions available for purchase.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue. Refreshments available.

*Triple the power of your ticket dollar! A generous donor is matching ALL ticket sales at the 2018 Film Festival 2:1. So for this screening, your $6 ticket plus the $12 match = $18 to support the One Earth Film Fest!

Wednesday, March 7, 5:30 to 9 p.m. [Downtown]
Reception at 5:30 p.m., Film begins at 6:30 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St.,
Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago

Arrive early to enjoy refreshments. Doors open at 5:30 pm for this event, which is co-hosted by OEFF, Shedd Aquarium, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. After the film, we invite you to stay and enjoy a Q & A session with Dr. George Parsons, Senior Curator, Fishes, at the Shedd Aquarium and Kate Barnes, Senior Program Officer, Conservation & Sustainable Development, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, who will share research and knowledge on coral, oceans and climate change. Plus, learn what you can do to protect the Great Lakes and the world’s oceans by chatting with Jackie Majdov, Conservation Stewardship Managerof the Shedd Aquarium; David Holmquist of Citizens Climate Lobby; and Tyrone Dobson, Volunteer Manager of the Alliance for the Great Lakes. Facilitator: Amy Rosenthal, Director of the Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum. Catering support and event support provided by Juliana Engel Storms and Eventivities.

 ADA compliant accessible venue.