“Into Eternity” Film About Nuclear Waste to Screen in DC Area

From our good friends at Beyond Nuclear:

“Into Eternity” – A haunting look at the future of radioactive waste

Beyond Nuclear is proud to announce that we are the non-theatrical NGO distributor of the new film, Into Eternity, hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a rare hybrid: an information-packed documentary crossed with an existential art film…one of the most provocative movies of the year.” Beyond Nuclear has partnered with Busboys and Poets restaurant to show this film at its four locations in DC, MD, and VA, starting this weekend. The specifics on screening dates, times, and locations are posted below. Please come to a screening, bring friends, and spread the word!

Into Eternity explores the utter impossibility of storing high-level radioactive waste for 100,000 or even a million years. It is, on the one hand, a documentary about the Onkalo storage facility presently under construction in Finland, and on the other hand, a startlingly beautiful work of art and an urgent provocation that ponders the question of who – or what – will remain on this earth when that time frame has elapsed. Interestingly, the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, which proposes re-launching the site search in the U.S. for a deep geologic repository, has used Finland as its model — an approach Into Eternity has shown to be very dubious. Beyond Nuclear staff will help lead a Q&A discussion after the showings, including what can be done to addess radioactive waste risks here in the U.S.

***SCREENING DATES/TIMES/LOCATIONS***

Sun. 8/14/11, 8-10pm @ Busboys and Poets, 14th & V, NW (DC) [2021 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 387-7638]

Sun. 8/21/11, 7-9pm @ Busboys and Poets, Shirlington (VA) [4251 South Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206, (703) 379-9757]

Mon. 8/22/11, 7-9pm @ Busboys and Poets, Hyattsville (MD) [5331 Baltimore Ave., Suite 104, Hyattsville, MD 20781, (301) 779-ARTS (2787)]

Sun. 8/28/11, 8-10pm @ Busboys and Poets, 5th & K, NW (DC) [1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 789-2227]

Also, see the Facebook page set up by Busboys and Poets:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154626937949318

For more information, contact Kevin Kamps at Beyond Nuclear, kevin@beyondnuclear.org, (240) 462-3216.

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