Join the Newton England Aquarium for a screening and discussion of the film Chasing Coral on Thursday, September 20 from 6:30pm in the Simons IMAX® Theatre of the New England Aquarium (1 Central Wharf, Boston).

The Peabody and Sundance Award-winning film 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 holy grail: 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.

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The runtime for the movie is 93 minutes to be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion.


  • James W. Porter, Ph.D., Professor of Ecology, Emeritus, University of Georgia, and Scientific Advisor and Principal Cast Member, Chasing Coral
  • Zackery Rago, Youth Outreach Manager, Exposure Labs’ Chasing Coral Impact Campaign
  • William S. Spitzer, Ph.D., Vice President, Programs, Exhibits, and Planning, New England Aquarium