$10 General /$6 Members | Documentary | NR | 1 hour 44 minutes
“The tenacity of a lone scientist can alter the course of thinking.”
Canary is a documentary about a climate scientist who has been referred to as “the closest living thing to Indiana Jones.”
Witness the extraordinary life of The Ohio State University’s Lonnie Thompson, an explorer who went where no scientist had gone before and transformed our idea of what is possible.
Daring to seek Earth’s history contained in glaciers atop the tallest mountains in the world, Lonnie found himself on the frontlines of climate change—his life’s work evolving into a salvage mission to recover these priceless historical records before they disappear forever.
From director and Grammy nominee Danny O’Malley (Chef’s Table) and Alex Rivest (PhD scientist trained at MIT), the film captures the thrills and challenges of scientific discovery and exploration.
“When we say Lonnie is like a real-life superhero, it’s not hyperbole,” O’Malley said. “Unlike the glaciers at the poles, the tropical high mountain glaciers Lonnie studies provide water to billions of people, and when they are gone, there’s going to be catastrophic consequences that will affect everyone. Lonnie is doing his work and telling his story because it can save lives. So, it’s not just a great adventure story. It has the potential to make a difference.”