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“Thematically adventurous and visually ravishing follow-up to MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES.”--Jason Anderson, Eye Weekly

Is being struck by lightning a random accident of nature, a sign summoned up by a shaman, or commentary by a displeased Almighty? Canadian Jennifer Baichwal, director of the mesmerizing cult hit MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES, delves into the mysterious lore surrounding lightning strikes through seven stories from around the globe, for an eerie meditation on chance. Novelist Paul Auster kicks off this inquiry with his narrative of an indelible incident from his youth, but the stories become progressively more strange and life-altering: true but teetering on the brink of urban legend; moving but with an edge of The Twilight Zone. Awe-inspiring lightning-storm sequences were shot over locations including Lake of the Woods and Georgian Bay. In English, Spanish, Yoruba, and French with English subtitles. 35mm.

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Added by CHCGODuke on June 25, 2009

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