2011 Films


1:00 PM

Directed by: Michael Madsen

Venue: The Avalon Theatre

Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series

INTO ETERNITY (Denmark, 2009, 75 min.)

"I am tempted to call “Into Eternity” the most interesting documentary, and one of the most disturbing films, of the year…"  – A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Every day, the world over, large amounts of high-level radioactive waste created by nuclear power plants are placed in interim storages, vulnerable to natural disasters, man-made disasters, and societal changes. In Finland, the world’s first permanent repository is being hewn out of solid rock – a huge system of underground tunnels – that must last 100,000 years, as long as the waste remains hazardous. Once the waste has been deposited and the repository is full, the facility is to be sealed off and never opened again. Or so we hope, but can we ensure that? Captivating, wondrous and extremely frightening, this feature documentary takes viewers on a journey to find solutions to the crucially important radioactive waste issue now and in the near and very distant future. Directed by Michael Madsen. Produced by Lise Lense-Møller.

Read full reviews of Into Eternity:

The New York Times by A.O. Scott

Salon by Andrew O’Hehir

The Village Voice by J. Hoberman

Ticket/Reservation Info:

Tickets: $5.75, Avalon senior members; $6.75, Avalon members; $7.75, General Admission. To purchase tickets, please call the box office at 202-966-3464 or visit after March 1.

Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW

(Metrobuses: L1, L2, L4, L8, E2, E3, E4, E6)

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