Act Of God (Widescreen)

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Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, fate, chance, and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin director Jennifer Baichwal's ("Manufactured Landscapes") captivating new work, an elegant cinematic meditation on the spiritual and metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning. Using seven stories from around the world, "Act Of God" explores these profound questions while keeping the sky and its output a central visual metaphor. Novelist Paul Auster, who was caught in a deadly storm as a teenager, anchors the film along with improvisational musician Fred Frith, whose original compositions demonstrate the ubiquity of electricity in our bodies and in the universe. Visually dazzling and aurally seductive, "Act Of God" singularly captures the harsh beauty of the skies and the lives of those who have been forever touched by their fury.

Video Interview with Director Jennifer Baichwal, Peter Greenway And Fred Frith Video Interviews And Performance Footage, Theatrical Trailers, Langauges: English, Spanish and French, Subtitles: English.

Paul Auster Reading From Four of His Works Including "City of Glass"; Peter Greenway's Rare 1980 Short, "Lightning: Act of God".

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Starring: Fred Frith, Paul Auster, Peter Greenway
Studio Name: Team Marketing
DVD Release Date: 01/26/2010
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Screen Format: Widescreen
Run Time (in minutes): 75 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Stereo
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.4
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