Shot from above, filmmaker Peter Mettler's Petropolis offers an unmatched view of the Alberta tar sands, the second largest natural oil reserve in the world. With almost no narration and replete with observational long takes, these aerial views provide insight into this massive industrialized effort and its impact on Canada's unspoiled wilderness. Director Peter Mettler will introduce the film and take questions following the screening. Gallery admission is included.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th St, NW
Metro: Farragut West, walk about twelve minutes down 17th St