"PETROPOLIS: AERIAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS"


Greenpeace Canada & Mongrel Media are proud to present Peter Mettler's latest film:

"PETROPOLIS: AERIAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS"

Royal Cinema, 608 College St. Toronto. Jan 22 to 27


Shot primarily from a helicopter, filmmaker Peter Mettler's "Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands" offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project.

Canada's tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate.

It's an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above. In a hypnotic flight of image and sound, one machine's perspective upon the choreography of others, suggests a dehumanized world where petroleum's power is supreme.


Please join us for a unique cinematic experience at the Royal, Toronto (608 College St.) at the following times:

Friday 22nd January - 7:00pm
Saturday 23rd January - 7:00pm
Sunday 24th January - 4:30pm and 7:00pm
Monday 25th January - 7:00pm
Tuesday 26th January - 7:00pm
Wednesday 27th January - 7:00pm

In conjunction with the screenings there will be a Q+A with a host of speakers, including film-maker Peter Mettler and Greenpeace Canada's Executive Director, Bruce Cox.

Tickets will be available at the Royal on the day of performance, 30 minutes before each screening, so arrive early to ensure entry. Ticket price is $10 (general admission), $8 (students + seniors).

The film has already toured several international festivals receiving prizes at Festival dei Popoli and Visions du RĂ©el. For more information please follow the links below:

HOME: www.petropolis-film.com

TRAILER: http://www.petropolis-film.com#/videos/trailer/

PRESS reviews & news:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cif-green/2009/nov/30/canada-tar-sands-copenhagen-climate-deal
http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/peter-mettler%E2%80%99s-eye-sky
http://www.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUSTRE58D44L20090914
http://transformingpower.ca/en/blog/petropolis-art-meets-activism
http://northernwaterways.com/news/?p=1605
http://petermettler.com/