Peter Mettler: Pictures of Light

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November 8 – 12

Acid trips, cave paintings, airport evangelists, slot machines, techno music, laughter therapy, tar sands, lava flows, the search for the Higgs boson, the Northern Lights—for the past 30 years, Canadian artist Peter Mettler has been making singular, unclassifiable films about humanity’s relationship to the natural world. Film Society welcomes Mettler for a mid-career retrospective, including a local premiere of his latest, The End of Time, as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.

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See any film in the series and receive a voucher for a $10 ticket to the theatrical run of The End of Time, opening November 29!

In This Series

Balifilm + Plastikman + Mixxa Excerpts

Balifilm + Plastikman + Mixxa Excerpts

Peter Mettler | 1997/2013 | 100 mins

Peter Mettler in person!

Mettler presents a selection of shorts on music and film, including Balifilm, an homage to nature and creativity, followed by samples of Mettler’s experiments with music and image, including scenes from techno work in progress Plastikman in Detroit.

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Eastern Avenue + Petropolis

Eastern Avenue + Petropolis

Peter Mettler | 1985/2009 | 98 mins

Peter Mettler in person on November 12!

A travel diary film, Eastern Avenue collects Mettler’s impressions of Switzerland, Berlin and Portugal, shot during the spring of 1983. Screening with Petropolis, which takes a sweeping view of Canada's sprawling Alberta tar sands in 2009.

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The End of Time

The End of Time

Peter Mettler | 2012 | 114 mins

Peter Mettler in person!

With its stunning footage, diverse subject matter, and surprising associations, The End of Time is one of Mettler’s most accomplished reflections on humanity’s place within an unpredictable world.

Saturday, November 09
6:30pm

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Gambling, Gods, and LSD

Gambling, Gods, and LSD

Peter Mettler | 2002 | 180 mins

Peter Mettler in person!

Acid trips, cave paintings, airport evangelists, laughter therapy, electro simulation chairs…Gambling, Gods and LSD remains Mettler’s most exhaustive investigation into the human drive for transcendence.

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Manufactured Landscapes

Manufactured Landscapes

Jennifer Baichwal | 2006 | 90 mins

Peter Mettler in person!

Stunningly shot in super-16mm by Mettler, Manufactured Landscapes is both an absorbing portrait of photographer Edward Burtynsky and a thoughtful exploration of the aesthetics and social and spiritual dimensions of globalization today.

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Picture of Light

Picture of Light

Peter Mettler | 1994 | 83 mins

Peter Mettler in person on November 10!

In the early ’90s, Mettler embarked with a small crew on a 1,000-mile journey by train in the hopes of filming the unfilmable: the elusive, majestic Northern Lights.

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