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I've always assumed it would be impossible to photograph such a glorious and mysterious sight as the northern lights, but Canadian experimental filmmaker Peter Mettler has done it. His fascinating, beautiful, and evocative documentary feature (1994) about his trip to the Canadian arctic is a mixture of science and poetry that indirectly recalls Michael Snow's La region centrale, though it's much easier to watch. Mettler and the Chicago-based composer of his score, Jim O'Rourke, will be present for a discussion, and O'Rourke will give a concert afterward. Film Center, Art Institute, Columbus Drive at Jackson, Sunday, March 19, 7:00, 443-3737.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Still.

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