Zeitgeist are being struck by Jennifer Baichwal not once, but twice. Baichwal’s previous film, Manufactured Landscapes played extremely well for the unit and without looking at the numbers was probably a box-office draw suggesting that: the privilege of acting on Act of God before it even hit the market or made a public festival impression surely manifested itself months before. Baichwal is a hot asset right now, less than 24 hours ago we announced how she was set to direct the Margaret Atwood project on the current economic downturn. I’ll see whether I can score a screener at Cannes in a couple of weeks on her new release or see it at Silverdocs (very likely to play there).
Act of God explores the metaphysical effects of being struck by lightning. The film explores seven stories from around the world that raise and respond to these questions, while keeping the sky and what comes out of it as a central visual metaphor and thread.
Indiewire mentions an October release for the film.