Come celebrate World Ocean Day on Friday, June 7, at the 5th annual Sea Cinema film festival, 5:30-10:30 p.m. at the Minnaert Center at South Puget Sound Community College. The event features short films by local independent filmmakers, art by local artists, a performance by the Evergreen Ballet and free shellfish tasting provided by Taylor Shellfish Farms. -30-
"Chasing Ice," a 2012 Sundance and Seattle International Film Festival winner, will be shown at 8:30. The stunning documentary, screened at the White House on Earth Day 2013, is the story of National Geographic photographer James Balog's mission to change the tide of history by gathering undeniable evidence of our changing planet. "Chasing Ice," writes The New York Observer, "humanizes an enormous and incomprehensible geological phenomenon with time-lapse images, putting unusually rapid geological change on breathtaking display."
Sponsored by Thurston County Water Resources, the City of Lacey, Stream Team and Taylor Shellfish Farms, the festival is free for people of all ages. More information is available at www.facebook.com/seacinema2013