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Act of God

Author: Jennifer BaichwalNick De PencierDaniel IronPaul AusterFred FrithAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Zeitgeist Films, [©2010]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Juvenile audience : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: DVD
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Short films
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Baichwal; Nick De Pencier; Daniel Iron; Paul Auster; Fred Frith; Christopher D Frith; Martin Tielli; Selina Martin; Dave Bidini; James O'Reilly; Jean Ivens; Mercury Films Inc.; Foundry Films.; Channel Four Films (Firm); ARTE France.; Documentary (Firm); Zeitgeist Films.; Thames Television, ltd.
OCLC Number: 449992766
Language Note: In English ; Spanish, French and Yoruba dialogue subtitled in English; closed-captioned.
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.
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.
Performer(s): 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.
Target Audience: Rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + guide.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; widescreen.
Other Titles: Take 6 (Television program)
Lightning, an act of God.
Responsibility: 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.

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"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.

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