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"Chasing Ice"

U.S. Documentary

*** ½ (three and a half stars)

For the cinematography alone, this documentary about the real, observable impact of global climate change would be worth a look. Director/cinematographer Jeff Orlowski captures some amazing images of glaciers in Greenland, Iceland and Alaska, where photographer James Balog has mounted an impressive project to shoot time-lapse footage of the receding glaciers. The movie, in the mold of "The Cove," focuses on Balog's tireless efforts to get the visual evidence – and then floors us by showing the astonishing time-lapse footage. This is the movie every environmentalist has wanted to show to their right-wing relatives who parrot Sean Hannity's crap that "the scientists are still uncertain." The science is certain, and the images are inarguable.

— Sean P. Means

"Chasing Ice" screens again:

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 9 p.m., Salt Lake City Library, Salt Lake City

Friday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m., Temple Theatre, Park City

Saturday, Jan. 28, 3:15 p.m., Redstone Cinemas 8, Park City