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Act of God [videorecording]

Mercury Films, Foundry Films present ; in association with documentary ; Channel 4, ARTE France ; produced by Nick De Pencier, Daniel Iron, Jennifer Baichwal ; writers, Jennifer Baichwal, James O'Reilly ; director, Jennifer Baichwal
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
"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 [this]...new documentary, an elegant meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck." -- Container.
Director
Jennifer Baichwal
Performers
Featuring: Paul Auster, Fred Frith, Chris Frith, James O'Reilly, Jean Ivens, Alex Hermant, Dalila Hermant, Dannion Brinkley, Juan González Hernández, Maria de los Angeles Peredo, Maria Salome Perez Morales, Nancy González.
Release Date
1980
Run Time
75 min.
Language
In English ; Spanish, French and Yoruba dialogue subtitled in English; closed-captioned
Rating
Rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Special features: Act of God [container and menu title: Lightning: Act of God] (short film directed by Peter Greenaway; ca. 27 min.; originally broadcast on the Thames Television program Take 6 in 1980) -- Additional scenes (ca. 46 min. total) -- Interview with director Jennifer Baichwal (ca. 13 min.) -- Original theatrical trailer.
  • Feature originally produced in 2008.
Related Title
Take 6 (Television program)
Lightning, an act of God.
Credits
Director of photography, Nick De Pencier ; editor, Roland Schlimme ; original music improvised by Fred Frith ; original music composed by Martin Tielli, Dave Bidini, Selina Martin.
Published
[New York] : Zeitgeist Films, c2010.
Publisher no.
Z1122 Zeitgeist Films
Description
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + guide.
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen.
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