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Screening: Chasing Coral

  • Lark Theater 549 Magnolia Avenue Larkspur, CA 94939 United States (map)

Don't miss this special screening of Chasing Coral, featured at Sundance and a follow-on to the award-winning film Chasing Ice  on World Environment Day and in celebration of World Oceans Day!

Presented by the International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) and Lark Theater in Larkspur, Chasing Coral is a chronicle of the destructive effects of coral bleaching on the health of coral reefs and the team that worked relentlessly to capture it on film to show the world.

Monday, June 5
Lark Theater, 549 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA

Tickets: Adults $16
Students & senior citizens $12
Children $8

Tickets now on sale! 

Zack Rago, a reef aquarist and underwater camera technician, stars in Chasing Coral.

Zack Rago, a reef aquarist and underwater camera technician, stars in Chasing Coral.

Watch the trailer.

Post-Screening Q&A

After the film, Zack Rago from the film will be on hand, in person, for a Q&A!



About the film

Chasing Coral
Jeff Orlowski, 2017, 93 minutes

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.

About the filmmaker

Jeff Orlowski is the director of Chasing Coral.

Jeff Orlowski is the director of Chasing Coral.

Jeff Orlowski is an award-winning filmmaker and director, producer, and cinematographer of Chasing Ice as well as Chasing Coral. Jeff has worked with Apple, National Geographic, Netflix, Stanford University, and the Jane Goodall Institute, and his work has been featured on CNN, NBC, NPR, and in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and Popular Mechanics.



About Zackery Rago

As a talented reef aquarist and long-time scuba diver, Zack is dedicated to communicating the story of coral through science and art and to cultivate a future generation that is connected to the natural world and actively engaged with science. He has worked in the marine aquarium community, for the nonprofit Teens4Oceans, and for the underwater technology company View Into The Blue. He received a degree in evolutionary biology and ecology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


Top photo by Richard Vevers showing Chasing Coral director Jeff Orlowski filming on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

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