Detroit Film Theatre
Friday, June 17, 2011 – Sunday, June 26, 2011
(Denmark/Finland/Sweden/2010—directed by Michael Madsen)
Nuclear devastation – more specifically the prevention of it – is the subject of a brilliant, unexpectedly timely, and, yes, darkly funny new film called Into Eternity, which chronicles an ongoing, 100-year-long building project in Onkalo, Finland designed to safely bury the country’s nuclear waste until it no longer poses a safety hazard – that is, 100,000 years from now. A tale of architecture and design on a scale that rivals that of the pyramids, Into Eternity poses tantalizing questions about humanity’s future, and the role that scientists, philosophers, historians and even artists are grappling with at this very moment in dealing with the consequences of our need for power and control on many different levels; indeed, the very notion of “progress” may never look the same. (75 min.)
“It is meant to boggle the mind and inspire awe – and it does. As in 2001, the story of the human race comes full circle.”
-J. Hoberman, The Village Voice
Friday, June 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 26 at 4:30 p.m.