Free Screening! CHASING CORAL
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Presented by the American Cinematheque, the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment and Sustainable Works
Free Screening! CHASING CORAL, 2017, Netflix, 93 min. Dir. Jeff Orlowski. Coral reefs are the nursery for all life in the oceans, a remarkable ecosystem that sustains us. Yet with carbon emissions warming the seas, a phenomenon called “coral bleaching” – a sign of mass coral death – has been accelerating around the world. This new documentary from filmmaker Jeff Orlowski (CHASING ICE) taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense and startling emotion, CHASING CORAL offers a dramatic look at the troubling transformation below the waves. Panel discussion following; see website for details. This screening is free with RSVP; see website for details. Ride your bike to the screening and enjoy the convenience of a free bike valet courtesy of the Santa Monica Dept. of Planning and Community Development.