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114 minutes, documentary, color, 2012

A film by Peter Mettler

Bonus Materials • Audio Commentary with Director Peter Mettler • Photo Gallery • Director Biography

Peter Mettler's enthralling, mind-bending new documentary is a tour de force that challenges our conception of time - and perhaps the very fabric of our existence.

With stunning cinematography and a knack for capturing astonishing moments, The End of Time travels the planet - from the CERN particle accelerator outside Geneva to the lava flows of Hawaii; from a disintegrating Detroit where Henry Ford built his first factory to the tree where Buddha was enlightened. Both mind-expanding and eerily familiar, Mettler's provocative film explores the links between renewal and destruction, between primordial mysticism and the furthest reaches of modern science, giving the viewer a transcendent cinematic experience.

Mind-bending!” - Time Out New York

“A mesmerizing, poetic cinematic experience that is wholly unpredictable and endlessly satisfying.”
- This Week in New York

“Recalling the work of Terrence Malick, Werner Herzog and Chris Marker...The End of Time is a ravishingly beautiful experience, immersive and hypnotic.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“Mettler is a deft director of image in particular, of a lava flow in Hawaii, is one of the most plainly gorgeous things I've seen on film all year.” - Village Voice

“A form of cinematic meditation...powerful, moving and sensually ravishing to watch.” - Toronto Star

Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices Eco Pack

UPC:7-20229-91593-9 | Catalog #: FRF 915939D | SRP: $27.95 | Street Date: April 15

83 minutes, documentary, color, 1994

A film by Peter Mettler

Bonus Materials Photo Gallery • Director Biography • Article: "Paradox and Wonder: The Cinema of Peter Mettler"

Picture of Light is a mesmerizing tale about a filmmaker's journey to Canada's arctic in search of one of Earth's greatest natural wonder: the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. While combining glimpses of the characters who live in this remote environment with the film crew's comic and absurd attempts to deal with the extreme cold, the film reveals the paradoxes involved in trying to capture the spectacular light show of the Northern Lights on celluloid.

Exploring the tension between nature and technology and between science and myth, Peter Mettler's documentary reflects on our desire to capture the wonders of the world on camera, revealing how our increasingly connected world threatens to render obsolete our individual and authentic experiences.

“An extraordinary piece of filmmaking, bursting with visionary power.” - Vogue

“One of Canada's most immaculate image-makers points his camera toward the most spectacular special effect the natural world has to offer, and brings back a piece of heaven. Highly recommended!” - The Globe and Mail

“Ravishing... Constantly surprising.” - Washington Post

“The most beautiful fusion of art and science I've seen since Michael Snow's La Région Centrale.” - Chicago Reader

Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices Eco Pack

UPC: 7-20229-91592-2 | Catalog #: FRF 915922D | SRP: $24.95 | Street Date: April 15

82 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Randall Wood

The Curse of the Gothic Symphony follows the journey of a fanatical and eclectic group of music lovers who aspire to break the curse behind British composer Havergal Brian's notorious First Symphony. At over two hours long and requiring two orchestras, four brass bands and five full choirs it is regarded as the Mt. Everest of classical music.

Gripped by the challenge to bring off the first staging of this monstrous symphony, these modern day crusaders will not stop until they triumph against all odds...failure is not an option. The curse must be broken.

“Delightful...a fine portrait of obsession in action.” - Alex Ross (music critic, The New Yorker)

“This gripping film takes us inside the belly of the creative beast.” - Urban Cinefile

“A swift, entertaining look at a very particular artistic quest.” - ABC Radio (Australia)

Packaged in a 100% Certified Green Forestry Practices Eco Pack

UPC: 7-20229-91590-8 | Catalog #: FRF 915908D | SRP: $24.95 | Street Date: April 15

84 minutes, fiction, color, 1989

A film by Jan Svankmajer

Digitally Remastered for Blu-ray!

When Alice follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland, so begins this dream expedition into the astonishing landscape of childhood, through many dangerous adventures, and ultimately to Alice's trial before the King and Queen of Hearts.

Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has created a masterpiece of cinema, a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Svankmajer's Alice remains true to the absurdity of Carroll's original, but bears the stamp of his own distinctive style and obsessions. Combining techniques of animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the timeless tale of childhood fantasies.

“A piercing, original vision...brilliantly inventive. An extraordinary piece of work.” - The New Yorker

“Svankmajer's film explores Alice in Wonderland's dark undercurrents: it unearths the fears that animate dreams and nightmares.”
- The New York Times

“A surrealist dream universe as created by one of the few true masters of contemporary animation.” - Film Comment

“Disney + Buñuel = Svankmajer's Alice.” - Milos Forman

UPC: 7-20229-91587-8 | Catalog #: FRF 915878B | SRP: $24.95 | Street Date: April 15

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