Double Feature: Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice

With regret we are informing you that the Tales from Planet Earth double feature of Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice on April 14 has been canceled out of concern for the safety of our community due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This action is consistent with public health guidance to limit non-essential large gatherings.

We value your support for the Nelson Institute and look forward to being able to gather with you at another time.



Tuesday, April 14, 2020
6–9:30 p.m. (Chasing Coral run time: 93 minutes; Chasing Ice run time: 75 minutes)
Marquee Theater, Union South

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis that evening.

Join the Nelson Institute and its partners for a double feature of Emmy award-winning Director Jeff Orlowski’s films, Chasing Coral and Chasing Ice. These films showcase the impacts of climate change on two very different ecosystems, the coral reefs and the glaciers.

During Chasing Coral, follow along as a team of divers, photographers, and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Then join us for Chasing Ice, which follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers.

We also invite you to join us a week later on Monday, April 20, 2020, for Earth Day 2020 where Orlowski will serve as a speaker.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors like the Bradshaw-Knight Foundation/James and Renee Knight, all of our Tales from Planet Earth events are free.

If you attend the double feature and like what you see, please consider making a gift in support of future free, public film screening events. Gifts in all amounts are needed and appreciated.

Presented in collaboration with:

Outrider Foundation
Wisconsin Union Directorate Film Committee
Wisconsin union Directorate Society & Politics Committee
Center for Culture, History and the Environment
Bradshaw Knight Foundation
UW-Madison Division of the Arts