Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral

  • This is a past program

Copresented by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Marine Center and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

As the world’s coral reefs vanish at an unprecedented rate, a team of divers, photographers, and scientists race against time to preserve a sophisticated and vital part of our underwater ecosystem. This 2017 Sundance Audience Award winner captures on camera the vibrant life and tragic death of corals, presenting in epic scale our changing oceans and the urgent need to save them. (2017, dir. Jeff Orlowski, 93 min.)

A Q&A with director Jeff Orlowski and UCLA ecology professor Paul Barber follows.


Time: The program begins at 7:30 p.m. The screening is 93 minutes, followed by Q&A.
Location: Billy Wilder Theater; seats 285.
Ticketing: Free tickets will be issued at the Box Office beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.
Member Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing until 15 minutes before the program and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, and all Hammer members.

The Hammer’s digital presentation of its public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.