Act of God [videorecording] /
a Thames Television production ; Fremantle Media Enterprises ; director, Jennifer Baichwal.
imprint
[Canada] : Mongrel Media, [2009]
description
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Canada] : Mongrel Media, [2009]
standard identifier
629159040653
publisher #
DVD4065
credits note
Music, Fred Frith.
general note
Documentary.
Originally broadcast on television in 1980.
Special features: Peter Greenaway's short film Act of God, and a personal interview; Fred Frith performing in Club Integral and discussing his technique for improvising music; Paul Auster reads from a variety of works, specifically: The invention of solitude, Accident report, The red notebook and City of Glass; interview with director Jennifer Baichwal.
Title from container.
performer
Paul Auster.
abstract
Explores the paradox of being singled out by randomness and raises questions about chance, fate, and the meaning of life. Explores seven stories from around the world and 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 by lightning as a teenager, anchors the documentary.
language note
English dialogue, French subtitles.
catalogue key
8237088
target audience
CHV rating: PG.
MPAA rating: PG.
technical details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.

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