Chasing Ice Star James Balog Appears This Friday

Local Boulder photographer and mountaineer of Extreme Ice Survey fame, James Balog, is featured in a film that has been hailed by the New York Times as a “Critic’s Pick”.

The film, Chasing Ice, won for Best Documentary at the 22nd Environmental Media Association. Now Chasing Ice is opening in select theaters around the country and you can see it at Boulder’s Century Theater at our Twenty Ninth Street center beginning this friday November 30th.

As a bonus, Balog will be there for some Q&A on Friday night, and Producer Paula DePre’ Pesmen will attend both Friday and Saturday night’s showings for Q&A.

The film has won at a number of film festivals including Big Sky, Berkshire, Full Frame, Hot Docs, and Mountainfilm.

Call, text, or email me today! 

I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers. If you’ll be in the area, or have already made that move and are here, you’ll want to know more about this Friday’s opportunity.

If you want a taste, check out the Chasing Ice Trailer.

Chasing Ice Showings


Boedecker Theater – Coming Soon! 12/12/2012 – 12/18/2018: Click here for tickets!

Cinemark Century 16 – Opening 11/30/2012: Click here to buy tickets!


Chez Artiste – Now playing through 11/29/2012: Click here to buy tickets!

Balog has been documenting changes in the glaciers around the world via his work as photographer, videographer, actor, and producer for the last several years utilizing time lapse photography around the world.

As Director of Extreme Ice Survey, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Earth Vision Trust, Balog has come a long way from the early days in his career as a photographer for national publications such as National Geographic, and his early works as a photographer, and writer for his books Tree: A New Vision of the American Forest (2004),Wildlife Requiem (1984), Anima (1992), and Survivors: A New Vision of Endangered Wildlife (1990) Balog has captured attention at fast pace.

His newer book, “ICE: Portraits of Vanishing Glaciers”, which provides portraits of the worlds vanish glaciers will give you some spectacular imagery of dramatic changes evident as massive glaciers retreat as they melt, and ‘calf’ off sections in record breaking proportions.

Regardless of your view on what the cause may be, it seems that Balog has captured some amazing imagery of the transformation of glaciers around the globe, and in the film Chasing Ice, you’ll get to see him at work.

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Boulder, Colorado area, you’ll have an excellent opportunity to see the man at work, and a rare chance to speak with him about his years of recording the worlds glaciers.

Not sure if you’re going?

Here’s what the critics say about Chasing Ice:

“Heart-Stopping”-Roger Ebert;

“Hauntingly Beautiful”-Greg Rietman, Huffington Post;

“Visually Breathtaking”-Justin Chang, Variety;

“You’ve never seen images like this before… it deserves to be seen and felt on the big screen”-Robert Redford.

Don’t live in Boulder yet?

Maybe now’s the time to take that step and get a look at what you’re missing here!

Zachary Epps, GRI, ABR, REALTOR®, Eco-Broker®, full-time RE/MAX professional, and author of

The Boulder Real Estate and Neighborhood Guide 

The Boulder Condo Guide 

The Home Buyer’s Handbook

Call, text, or email me today!… I’d seriously enjoy having the opportunity to talk to you about your plans if you’re moving, or if you know someone who is considering a move, and needs some straight answers.


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