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‘The Look Of Silence’s Joshua Oppenheimer: “We Had A Getaway Car And Bags Packed, Ready To Evacuate” – AwardsLine

4 February 2016 11:59 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer was teaching Indonesian plantation workers how to make their own film about union issues when he first forged the relationships that would lead him to make the Oscar-nominated documentary The Act Of Killing (2014) and its follow-up The Look Of Silence, exec produced by Werner Herzog. Since he made this pair of films about the Indonesian genocide of 1965, the Indonesian government has for the first time publicly admitted the genocide was wrong… »

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‘Room’ and ‘Frank’ Director Lenny Abrahamson’s 10 Favorite Films

3 February 2016 12:49 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The best-known films of director Lenny Abrahamson, Frank and the quadruple Oscar-nominee Room, follow sad, and in some cases, broken souls as they search and fight for even the tiniest glimpse of happiness. Frank follows a band with an intentionally unpronounceable name, whose lead singer (Michael Fassbender) always wears a fake plastic head, concealing his scarred face from the world. In Room, a mother (Brie Larson) and her young son (Jacob Tremblay) survive a tragic fate, held prisoner in a single room for years on end.

The two films share an acute sensitivity to the lives of characters who struggle to make the best of the often brutal fates with which they’ve been burdened. Abrahamson listed the following ten films as his favorite in 2012’s Sight and Sound poll, a brilliant mixture of stories which as he laments in his quote, could have contained far more than a mere ten selections. »

- Tony Hinds

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Watch 1-Hour Talks With Werner Herzog, Charlie Kaufman, Michael Shannon, Viggo Mortensen & More at Sundance

2 February 2016 12:31 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

We just wrapped up our experience at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, but it certainly isn’t the last update from the event. While there was over 100 features screening throughout the festival, they also held a number of extensive, daily talks. We recently featured one on the future of film with Christopher Nolan, Alex Ross Perry, and more, and now the rest have been made available online.

Including Werner Herzog and Joshua OppenheimerCharlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Da Pennebaker and Chris HegedusJohn Krasinski and Thomas MiddleditchKeegan-Michael Key and Natasha LyonneMelanie Lynskey and Imogen Poots, and more, they cover an extensive range of filmmaking and styles.

There’s also a few featuring a wide range of talents, including one with John Carney, Diego Luna, Liz Garbus, Christine Vachon, James Schamus, and Whit Stillman. Then there’s an actor’s roundtable with Thomas Middleditch, Diane Ladd, John Krasinski, Rebecca Hall, »

- Leonard Pearce

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Watch: Sundance Talks With Werner Herzog, Charlie Kaufman, Da Pennebaker, Lena Dunham, And More

2 February 2016 9:25 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The Sundance Film Festival has wrapped for another year, and as always, there was plenty to discuss on the film front (check out our 18 Best Films, 25 Breakthrough Filmmakers And Actors, and 6 Trends). However, outside the cinemas of Park City, there were some great talks being had between important filmmaking voices (such as Christopher Nolan and Colin Trevorrow), and we've collected a batch of conversations from Sundance that you'll want to make time for. Werner Herzog and Joshua Oppenheimer, "Anomalisa" duo Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Da Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, and Lena Dunham and Norman Lear are just some of the pairings from the Cinema Café. These generous hour-plus talks go deep, with some great insights spun from the casual atmosphere and setting. And there's even more with Melanie Lynskey and Imogen Poots, Keegan-Michael Key and Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Hall and Michael Shannon, John Krasinski and Thomas Middleditch, and Chelsea Handler. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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[Sundance Review] Embrace of the Serpent

1 February 2016 8:24 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With its focus on the effects of exploration by white men on foreign lands, Ciro Guerra’s Oscar-nominated Embrace of the Serpent will inevitably be compared to Werner Herzog’s stories of savage nature, and while Guerra is investigating some of Herzog’s most well trodden themes, the chaos of man exists in the background, while the unspoiled sit front and center here.

Embrace of the Serpent centers on two explorers, separated by decades in time, searching for Yakruna – a fictional sacred plant with hallucinogenic qualities – but the movie is more about how outsiders – whether consciously or unconsciously – exert control. The repercussions of colonialism hover over the text even as these characters have “noble” intentions.

Loosely based on the adventures of real life explorers, Richard Evans Schultes and Theodor Koch-Grünberg, Theodor (Jan Bijvoet) and Evan (Brionne Davis) are men of science who do their best not to step on the toes of outside cultures. »

- Michael Snydel

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Sundance: what were the buzz titles of 2016?

31 January 2016 12:37 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sundance Film Festival marks a fresh start to the film calendar. Just as awards season is winding down, new artistic agendas are kicking off all over Park City.

Sundance is a festival unsullied by headline-sucking studio ‘out-of-competition’ launches, making it purely about the programming line-up, split neatly between docs and dramatic, world and Us, premieres and competitive. In that sense, there was one big winner: Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation, which won the Grand Jury Prize in the Us Dramatic section and also walked away with the Audience Award and a record-breaking $17.5m deal from Fox Searchlight.

Netflix had actually offered more for the confrontational, provocative, agenda-changing film which will be pushed for next year’s awards to put a halt to Oscars-being-so-white. In fact, Netflix and Amazon were active throughout Sundance, chasing down quality, prestige English-language projects as opposed to bulk-buying. (This isn’t cable programming; this is taste-making. If a film »

- finn.halligan@screendaily.com (Fionnuala Halligan)

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Former History, MTV Execs Julian P. Hobbs, Elli Hakami Launch Talos

28 January 2016 7:28 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

U.S. television producers Julian P. Hobbs, who most recently headed up scripted development and production at History, and Elli Hakami, who was formerly MTV’s exec VP of current series and programming, have launched New York-based Talos Films.

The new company, which has the backing of distributor Sky Vision and independent producer October Films, will produce a diverse range of content suitable for a global audience from event documentaries and docu-dramas, to character-driven unscripted series, formatted shows and scripted projects.

At History, Hobbs oversaw “The Bible,” “Vikings” and the upcoming “Roots.” As a VP and Ep at History, Hobbs developed and oversaw numerous hits including “Pawn Stars,” “Storage Wars,” “Counting Cars,” “Ice Road Truckers,” “America: The Story of Us,” and the Emmy Award-winning “Gettysburg.” Hobbs also headed up History’s feature documentary unit, executive producing films including Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” and Errol Morris’ “The Unknown Known. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Sundance: Werner Herzog on His Movie About the Internet—Which He Hardly Uses (Exclusive Video)

27 January 2016 4:08 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

“My dream at Sundance to take off from the Olympic ramp on skis remains unfulfilled," Werner Herzog says about the sale of his doc "Lo and Behold" to Magnolia Pictures, "but I am even more exhilarated by the fact that my film now is taking flight through Magnolia." Waiting outside the Indiewire photo booth at Sundance for Herzog, his reputation precedes him. Viggo Mortensen, about to do a panel for "Captain Fantastic," is eager to meet him, and introduces the wind-blown filmmaker to all his screen children. We repair to a quieter room at the Chase Sapphire Lounge, but are eventually driven out by the noise.  The film features ten conversations with Herzog and various tech pioneers, from a recovering game addict in rehab to PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick. Magnolia is targeting a 2016 theatrical release. Watch: "Werner Herzog »

- Anne Thompson

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Magnolia Pictures Picks Up Right To Werner Herzog’s Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World

27 January 2016 12:03 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, a playful and intellectually searching new documentary by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave Of Forgotten Dreams) that offers a bold exploration of the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet. Praised by critics after its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this week, the film features interviews (conducted by Herzog) with a diverse array of tech pioneers including PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Magnolia is targeting a 2016 theatrical release.

In Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, »

- Michelle McCue

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Sundance: Magnolia takes 'Lo And Behold'

27 January 2016 11:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired worldwide rights from Submarine to Werner Herzog’s Sundance premiere Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World and will commence international sales at the Efm in Berlin next month.

Magnolia is understood to have beaten several worldwide Svod offers and a handful of bids by traditional North American buyers.

Herzog’s documentary debuted in the Premieres section and touches on quirky, scary and provocative aspects of the internet age. Magnolia is targeting a 2016 theatrical release.

“My dream at Sundance to take off from the Olympic ramp on skis remains unfulfilled, but I am even more exhilarated by the fact that my film now is taking flight through Magnolia,” said Herzog in a statement.

NetScout presents Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World in association with Saville Productions, Pereira & O’Dell Entertainment and Skellig Rock.

Rupert Maconick and Herzog produced and the executive producer roster features Jim McNiel of NetScout, Dave Arnold, Tennille »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Magnolia Pictures takes 'Lo And Behold'

27 January 2016 11:47 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has acquired worldwide rights from Submarine to Werner Herzog’s Sundance premiere Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World and will commence international sales at the Efm in Berlin next month.

Magnolia is understood to have beaten several worldwide Svod offers and a handful of bids by traditional North American buyers.

Herzog’s documentary debuted in the Premieres section and touches on quirky, scary and provocative aspects of the internet age. Magnolia is targeting a 2016 theatrical release.

“My dream at Sundance to take off from the Olympic ramp on skis remains unfulfilled, but I am even more exhilarated by the fact that my film now is taking flight through Magnolia,” said Herzog in a statement.

NetScout presents Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World in association with Saville Productions, Pereira & O’Dell Entertainment and Skellig Rock.

Rupert Maconick and Herzog produced and the executive producer roster features Jim McNiel of NetScout, Dave Arnold, Tennille »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Sundance Deals: Magnolia Pictures Acquires Worldwide Rights to Werner Herzog’s ‘Lo and Behold’

27 January 2016 11:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to Werner Herzog‘s “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World,” the company announced Wednesday. The documentary explores the past, present and future of the Internet. Premiering at Sundance Film Festival this week, “Lo and Behold” features interviews with tech pioneers, like PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk. The film is looking at a 2016 theatrical release. Working with cyber security company NetScout, the film takes audiences through a series of conversations that highlight how the world has been transformed by the Internet in virtually every space of the real world, including business, »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Sundance: Werner Herzog’s Documentary ‘Lo and Behold’ Lands at Magnolia

27 January 2016 11:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World,” a documentary about the past, present, and future of the Internet from Werner Herzog.

The “Grizzly Man” auteur features interviews with a range of tech pioneers such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and hacker Kevin Mitnick. They discuss a range of topics ranging from privacy in the digital age to web addiction. In his review, Variety Chief Film Critic Justin Chang wrote, “The virtual future may be now, but ‘Lo and Behold,’ with its stimulating volley of insights and ideas, always feels persistently, defiantly human.”

Magnolia wants to release the film in theaters this year.

The film was written by Herzog and presented by NetScout in association with Saville Productions, Pereira & O’Dell Entertainment and Skellig Rock. Rupert Maconick and Herzog produced the picture.

The deal was negotiated »

- Brent Lang

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Magnolia Pictures Lands Werner Herzog's Internet Revolution Documentary 'Lo and Behold'

27 January 2016 10:50 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Magnolia Pictures has remained relatively quiet at this year's Sundance Film Festival, but the company has finally made a move by picking up worldwide distribution rights to Werner Herzog's "Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World." Mostly praised by critics after its world premiere at Sundance, the movie finds the iconic director exploring the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet. Interviewees include PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.  The official synopsis reads: "In 'Lo and Behold,' the Oscar-nominated Herzog chronicles the virtual world from its origins to its outermost reaches, exploring the digital landscape with the same curiosity and imagination he previously trained on earthly destinations as disparate as the Amazon, the Sahara, the South Pole and the Australian outback. Working with NetScout, a world leader in real time service assurance »

- Zack Sharf

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Werner Herzog Says We “Don’t Know Yet” What Vr Really Is – Sundance

25 January 2016 1:35 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

"Famously, the Prussian war theoretician Clausewitz said, ‘Sometimes war seems to dream of itself,'” said Werner Herzog at the Sundance Film Festival in our DeadlineNow studio. "Now does the Internet dream of itself?" asked the Oscar nominee and Cannes winner, going straight to one of the themes of his new documentary Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World. The nearly 100-minute film finds Herzog exploring the world and the ideas of our technologically entangled… »

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Daily | Sundance 2016 Index

25 January 2016 12:12 PM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

We're indexing our entries gathering reviews of films premiering at Sundance. Updates are ongoing. Titles so far include Chad Hartigan's Morris from America, Chris Kelly's Other People, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Swiss Army Man, Andrew Neel's Goat, Felix van Groeningen's Belgica, Kevin Macdonald's Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang, Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea, Kelly Reichardt's Certain Women, Todd Solondz's Wiener-Dog, Whit Stillman's Love & Friendship, Werner Herzog's Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World and Matt Johnson's Operation Avalanche. » - David Hudson »

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Daily | Sundance 2016 | Werner Herzog’s Lo And Behold

24 January 2016 6:01 AM, PST | Keyframe | See recent Keyframe news »

"Suggesting that modern cinema’s most prescient work may yet turn out to be The Terminator, Werner Herzog’s Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World takes a simultaneously curious, awe-struck and terrified look at the origins and future of the web and the interconnected reality it’s begat," begins Nick Schager at the Playlist. "Structured into chapters, and largely devoid of the adventurous, mesmerizing nature cinematography that characterizes so much of his non-fiction work, Herzog’s latest proves a masterful inquiry into technological evolution." We're gathering reviews and trailers. » - David Hudson »

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Sundance Review: Werner Herzog's 'Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World'

23 January 2016 9:24 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Suggesting that modern cinema’s most prescient work may yet turn out to be “The Terminator,” Werner Herzog’s “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” takes a simultaneously curious, awe-struck, and terrified look at the origins and future of the web and the interconnected reality it’s begat. Structured into chapters, and largely devoid of the adventurous, mesmerizing nature cinematography that characterizes so much of his non-fiction work, Herzog’s latest proves a masterful inquiry into technological evolution. To the director, that development has spawned innovation that few science fiction writers ever dreamed of — as one speaker correctly opines, fictional visions of the future almost never involved the Internet — and yet it’s also created a today, and a potential tomorrow, fraught with harrowing emotional, social, moral, and philosophical dilemmas apt to give a rational person (or a genius like Elon Musk) ceaseless nightmares. The »

- Nick Schager

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Sundance Film Review: ‘Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World’

23 January 2016 9:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Never at a loss for words, or for strange and perilous new worlds to explore, Werner Herzog considers whether the technologies that unite us might one day eclipse us in “Lo and Behold,” an alternately playful and unsettling 10-part essay on how the Internet continues to evolve and encroach on all avenues of society and consciousness. Touching on everything from the dangers of hacking and Web addiction to the unchecked possibilities of artificial intelligence, these discrete “reveries of the connected world” represent the latest of Herzog’s heady explorations of what it means to be human (and even post-human), rendered in his characteristically personal, decidedly analog style. With its bemused, skeptical pose, the project is unlikely to become an arthouse sensation on the level of his 2011 3D spectacular, “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”; still, given that the Internet has done wonders for Herzog’s own celebrity, this Netscout-funded project should friend »

- Justin Chang

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[Sundance Review] Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World

23 January 2016 9:01 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

From the grand, savage outdoors to the inner chambers of those awaiting certain death, Werner Herzog has gone to the ends of the Earth to capture our innermost dreams and fears in his documentaries. For his latest, Lo and Behold: Reveries of The Connected World, he looks to the unwieldy unknown of the Internet and how its evolution has immensely affected the way we communicate, for better or worse.  Told in 10 distinct chapters, from “The Early Days” to “The Future,” each has enough intriguing substance to be the foundation of its own documentary, which makes Herzog’s latest a rapidly entertaining ride through the rise of technology where certain sections might feel thematically underdeveloped.

Beginning with reverent music not out of place in a chapel, we enter UCLA’s sacred, yet blandly white halls, described as “repulsive” by Herzog himself and thus reaffirming his place as perhaps documentary’s greatest narrator. »

- Jordan Raup

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