Gravity & Grace, named after Simone Weil’s posthumous book, tells the story of two young women in New Zealand. The film follows Grace as she finds a connection to a cult predicting doomsday and the arrival of a spaceship, and Gravity, who flees New Zealand to try her luck as an artist in New York City.
Kraus is best known for her novels, art criticism and her work in publishing. Prior to writing, Kraus was an artist, actress and filmmaker. She made short, experimental, low-budget films, and one feature, Gravity & Grace; its failure on the market is chronicled in detail in her book Aliens & Anorexia.