- SKU: 18310271
- Release Date: 01/26/2010
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- Video interview with director Jennifer Baichwal
- Peter Greenway and Fred Frith video interviews and performance footage
- Paul Auster reading from four of his works, including City of Glass
- Theatrical trailers
- Closed Captioned
Documentarian Jennifer Baichwal helmed this reflective documentary that ponders the spiritual, emotional, and metaphysical ramifications of being struck by a lightning bolt. According to the National Weather Service, the odds of this incident befalling any given person are about one in 700,000, which makes many a survivor question why he or she fell prey to this unusual calamity; some infer a cosmic reason, some reject that possibility, but most fall somewhere in between as they feebly attempt to come to terms with it. In the film, Baichwal speaks with a number of well-known victims, including the novelist and screenwriter Paul Auster (The Music of Chance), the improv-driven prog rock guitarist Fred Frith, and others, and evaluates how the interviewees' lives forked off in new directions after a massive discharge of electricity descended from the sky and landed on them. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Paul Auster - Interviewee
- Dannion Brinkley - Interviewee
- Fred Frith - Interviewee