Afterimage: Peter Mettler

November 1–5, 2017

Mettler joins us to discuss his evocative films, which use the imagistic quality of cinema to express metaphysical concerns.

  • The End of Time

  • Picture of Light

  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

  • Manufactured Landscapes

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Past Films

  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

    • Sunday, November 5 4 PM
    Peter Mettler
    Canada, 2009

    Shot primarily from a helicopter, Petropolis offers an unparalleled view of the scope—and environmental impact—of the mining of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial, capital, and energy project. With Mettler’s Balifilm.

    Peter Mettler in Person

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  • Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

    • Sunday, November 5 4 PM
    Peter Mettler
    Canada, 2009

    Shot primarily from a helicopter, Petropolis offers an unparalleled view of the scope—and environmental impact—of the mining of Canada’s tar sands, the world’s largest industrial, capital, and energy project. With Mettler’s Balifilm.

    Peter Mettler in Person

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  • The End of Time

    • Saturday, November 4 7:30 PM
    Peter Mettler
    Canada, Switzerland, 2012

    Mettler’s meditation on time and perception is “immersive and hypnotic . . . a ravishingly beautiful experience (Hollywood Reporter).

    Peter Mettler and Michael Fox in Conversation

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  • Picture of Light

    • Thursday, November 2 7 PM
    Peter Mettler
    Canada, Switzerland, 1994

    New Digital Restoration

    Mettler’s remarkable documentary about the Northern Lights is his most fully realized cinematic expression of his quest for a spiritual synthesis of “self and surround.”

    Peter Mettler and Michael Fox in Conversation

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  • Manufactured Landscapes

    • Wednesday, November 1 3:10 PM
    Jennifer Baichwal
    Canada, 2006

    35mm Print

    This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

    Lecture by Peter Mettler

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  • Manufactured Landscapes

    • Wednesday, November 1 3:10 PM
    Jennifer Baichwal
    Canada, 2006

    35mm Print

    This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

    Lecture by Peter Mettler

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  • Manufactured Landscapes

    • Wednesday, November 1 3:10 PM
    Jennifer Baichwal
    Canada, 2006

    35mm Print

    This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

    Lecture by Peter Mettler

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