The Enlightened Screen: Peter Mettler

Director Peter Mettler. Courtesy of Grimthorpe Film.

The Canadian Film Institute’s series “The Enlightened Screen” continues with its celebration of Canada’s top independent filmmakers. The second part of “The Enlightened Screen” offers a showing of Peter Mettler’s documentary The End of Time, which was recently named one of “Canada’s Top Ten” by the Toronto International Film Festival. Produced by Ingrid Veninger, who appeared at the CFI last June for a screening of i am a good person/ i am a bad person, The End of Time is the follow-up to their Genie-winning documentary Gambling, Gods and LSD.

Exploring the fleeting elusiveness of time, The End of Time creates a cinematic odyssey of our perception of time as Mettler and his team travel the globe and interrogate time in all of its subjective forms. Jetting from Switzerland to Hawaii and right back to Mettler’s home in Toronto, The End of Time is a visionary look at the philosophical puzzle presented by time. The End of Time seems like a great choice to continue the CFI’s enlightening Canadian film club, as it looks to be an intellectually stimulating film that should provoke a lively post-screening discussion. Mettler will be on hand to present The End of Time when it screens on January 31st, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to see and discuss one of the most critically acclaimed Canadian films of 2012!

The End of Time screens:
Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:00 pm, Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington St.

Please visit the CFI website for more details.