■ Into Eternity ★★★★ — It begins with the camera gliding into a long, dark tunnel, which leads to the world’s first permanent repository for radioactive nuclear waste, currently being blasted out of solid rock 500 meters below Finland.
The underground site won’t be completed for another century and it has to last for 100,000 years. This visually mesmerizing documentary, made by Danish director and conceptual artist Michael Madsen, is addressed to future generations as a sober warning.
Containing compelling interviews with a number of experts (who, not surprisingly, don’t always agree), the film poses technical, legal and philosophical questions about just how in hell this toxic tomb is supposed to remain eternally undisturbed.
• 9:30pm Mon.; Feb. 7 at the Odeon
A toxic tomb in Finland disturbs, mesmerizes