Opening Night – 5th Annual ISFF: The End of Time

Thursday, November 8, 2012
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Thursday, November 8, 2012 8pm | $15 GENERAL ADMISSION | $9 STUDENTS & POSTDOCS MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE: Tickets: $15 public / $9 Museum members / Free for Silver Screen members and above. Order online or call 718 777 6800 to reserve tickets.


US PREMIERE A unique take on the elusive subject of time and the limits of what can be expressed, The End of Time is an explorative journey from the particle accelerator at the CERN in Geneva, where scientists seek to probe regions of time we cannot see, to the lava flows in Hawaii which have overwhelmed all but one home on the south side of the Big Island, from the disintegration of inner city Detroit, to a Hindu funeral rite near the place of Buddha’s enlightenment. Preceded by: ThePresent Followed by: Conversation between Director of The End of Time, Peter Mettler and Chief Curator of the Museum of the Moving Image, David Schwartz.



Peter Mettler is an incomparable talent in Canadian cinema. The innovation and audacity of his work, his dedication to the cinematic art form, and his ability to conjure up images that remain permanently etched in one’s mind, secures his place as one of this country’s most distinguished contemporary filmmakers.” From Piers Handling, Director of the Toronto International Film Festival Mettler is known for a diversity of work in image and sound mediums – foremost for his films such as “Picture of Light” and “Gambling, Gods and LSD” but also as a photographer and groundbreaking live audio/visual mixing performer. His work bridges the gap between experimental, narrative, personal essay, and documentary. He has collaborated with an extensive range of international artists and has been honored with awards and retrospectives worldwide. Mettler will talk about his latest film “The End of Time” which will have its US Premiere at the 5th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival. A freewheeling investigation into the nature of time becomes merely the jumping-off point for this high-minded documentary from the experimental filmmaker, visual artist and cinematographer Peter Mettler. Any sense of narrative momentum or intellectual focus quickly unravels as the film evolves into an almost wordless symphony of disconnected images, sounds and music. But the nature-heavy montages are mostly beautiful and bizarre enough to excuse the film’s pretentious excesses. —VENUE— Museum of the Moving Image | Queens 3601 35th Avenue Long Island City, NY 11106 M, R Steinway St