On Fire Drill Fridays Movie Nights we come together (virtually) to watch a film with themes of climate change and activism. Jane Fonda curates the films, and everyone is welcome to join the community chat during the screening and a Q&A moderated by Jane after the film.
For March, we’re watching Chasing Coral. Chasing Coral 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. Unfortunately, the effort is anything but simple, and the team doggedly battles technical malfunctions and the force of nature in pursuit of their golden fleece: documenting the indisputable and tragic transformation below the waves. With its breathtaking photography, nail-biting suspense, and startling emotion, Chasing Coral is a dramatic revelation that won’t have audiences sitting idle for long.
Jane Fonda hosts a Q&A with the team behind the documentary, featuring Director Jeff Orlowski and Producer Larissa Rhodes.
Watch Chasing Coral: https://www.chasingcoral.com/
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About the Panel:
Jeff Orlowski is an Emmy-winning filmmaker and founder of Exposure Labs. His project,
Chasing Coral, is a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans are changing. It premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, along with a virtual reality piece in the New Frontier lineup. This work continues the momentum of Chasing Ice, for which Orlowski also served as director, producer and cinematographer. After premiering at Sundance, it received an Academy Award® nomination, and won an Emmy® award for Outstanding Nature Programming. In 2016, Orlowski was named the inaugural Sundance Discovery Impact Fellow for environmental filmmaking.
Larissa Rhodes is a film producer and the Director of Creative Development at
Exposure Labs, where she develops projects motivated by impact. She produced the Sundance Award Winning Chasing Coral, a feature film following a team of adventurers trying to reveal how the oceans are changing. It premiered along with a VR companion film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and won the Sundance Audience Award. Rhodes previously worked on the Emmy® Award-winning documentary, Chasing Ice. She holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University and a BFA & BA from the University of Colorado in Film Studies and International Spanish for the Professions.