Following their success at the recent Transitions Film Festival in February, both Promised Land and Chasing Ice have been picked up by Cinema Nova for theatrical release! So if you missed out on seeing these brilliant films at the festival, they will be screening throughout March and April. Visit the Cinema Nova website for session details.
The good news is, Arts in Action has an in-season double pass to give away for each film!
To win a double pass, simply email email@example.com with your full name and email by 21st March for Promised Land and by 4th April for Chasing Ice. Use the subject header “Nova Tickets”.
The winners will be picked in a random draw and notified via email.
Promised Land – Australian exclusive opens March 21
Oscar-nominated director Gus Van Sant re-teams with his Good Will Hunting screenwriter Matt Damon for this topical drama based on a story by Dave Eggers. Damon stars as Steve Butler, a corporate salesman for a large energy company. Arriving in a small town to convince the locals of the benefits of coal seam gas exploration, Butler is forced to reflect on his own family’s history of living off the land when he faces unexpected resistance from an elderly farmer (Hal Holbrook), an activist (co-screenwriter John Krasinski) and elected officials. Co-starring Frances McDormand and Rosemarie DeWitt, Van Sant’s timely film arrives as the issue of coal seam gas exploration continues to make headlines in Australia.
See trailer here: http://youtu.be/si5Kd9EAFKA
Chasing Ice – Victorian exclusive release, April 4
Acclaimed photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change. But through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. In CHASING ICE, Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Traveling with a team of young adventurers across the brutal Arctic, Balog risks his career and his well-being in pursuit of the biggest story facing humanity. As the debate polarizes people across the globe, and the intensity of natural disasters ramps up globally, CHASING ICE depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet.
See trailer here: http://youtu.be/eIZTMVNBjc4