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Film Independent LACMA: Chasing Coral


2017, 93 minutes, color, DCP | Directed by Jeff Orlowski

Includes a conversation with director Jeff Orlowski

Director Jeff Orlowski’s examination of the destruction of the Earth’s coral beds, Chasing Coral, was the winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. And given that there now seems to be a tragic race between what will disappear soonerthe coral, or the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency to combat damage to ocean bedsthere’s no better time to see Orlowski’s follow-up to his 2012 project about the ruin of nature by man, Chasing IceIce offered the harrowing tableau of mountainous shards of glacier disintegrating; Coral builds a mesmerizing story around the awful beauty of death, as the director provides time-lapse footage of coral calcifying before the unblinking camera lens. The filmmakerwho also did much of the cinematographycomes to the Bing Theater to talk about the film after the screening.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater

Film Independent and LACMA Film Club members can reserve tickets starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 15. | Free; limit two tickets per membership. | Proof of member status is required to reserve tickets during advance reservation period. | Reserve Tickets

LACMA member and general-admission tickets can be reserved starting at 12 pm on Thursday, June 22. | Free; limit two tickets. | Reserve Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the screening can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.