Act of God (DVD)
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal
“A thrillingly strange journey through the wide and beautiful world of lightning!”
– New York Magazine
Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin director Jennifer Baichwal’s (Manufactured Landscapes) captivating new documentary, an elegant meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck. 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 Godsingularly captures the harsh beauty of the skies and the lives of those who have been forever touched by their fury.
DVD Extras Include:
- 16:9 anamorphic transfer enhanced for widescreen TVs
- Video interview with director Jennifer Baichwal
- Peter Greenaway’s rare 1980 short “Lightning: Act of God”
- Peter Greenaway and Fred Frith video interviews and performance footage
- Paul Auster reading from four of his works, including City of Glass
- Theatrical trailers
- English closed captioning for the deaf and hearing impaired
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