Act of God

"Fearlessly approaches the natural and the supernatural, and the result is visceral, intellectual, heartbreaking, delightful and instructive, all at once."
Liz Braun, SUN MEDIA
"Magnificent! "
Liz Braun, SUN MEDIA
"Profound."
Malcolm Fraser, MONTREAL MIRROR
"Highly Entertaining! "
Katherine Monk, CANWEST

Synopsis

From the award-winning director of "Manufactured Landscapes" comes "Act of God," a film that explores the paradox of being singled out by randomness and raises questions about chance, fate, and the meaning of life. Exploring seven stories from around the world, "Act of God" responds to these questions while keeping the sky and what comes out of it as a central visual metaphor. Paul Auster, the best-selling novelist who was struck 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.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 75 min.
Year: 2009

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Jennifer Baichwal

TRAILER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgTpXoYTXQE

PHOTOS

Scene from Act of God. (Photo Credit: Alex Hermant.)
Scene from Act of God. (Photo Credit: Alex Hermant.)
Fred Frith in his brother Chris Frith?s lab, getting electrodes attached: London, England (photo credit: Nick de Pencier)
Paul Auster: Brooklyn, New York (photo credit: Nick de Pencier)
Salome Morales, mother of Josue, who was struck by lightning: Santa Maria del Rio, Mexico (photo credit: Nick de Pencier)
Fred Frith improvises a lightning storm: London, England (photo credit: Nick de Pencier)
Parade for Shango, a.k.a. Santa Barbara: Palmira, Cuba (photo credit: Nick de Pencier)
Director/Producer Jennifer Baichwal.
Producer/Director of Photography Nick de Pencier.
Director Jennifer Baichwal (left) and Proucer/Cinematographer Nick de Pencier (right). Photo credit: Mark Wilson
Director Jennifer Baichwal (left) and Proucer/Cinematographer Nick de Pencier (right). Photo credit: Mark Wilson