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With that unmistakable voice—and archival footage from the dawn of the Internet age—Werner Herzog introduces the first trailer for his Sundance world premiere documentary "Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World." Of course, for the longtime investigator of human frailties in both fiction ("Aguirre, The Wrath of God," "Fitzcarraldo") and nonfiction ("Grizzly Man," "Into the Abyss"), this is not only a tale of possibilities. It's one of grave responsibilities, too. Read More: "Sundance Adds New Films by Werner Herzog, Kenneth Lonergan, Kelly Reichardt, and Others to 2016 Slate" With his familiar blend of interviews with iconoclastic figures and his own deeply philosophical commentary, Herzog continues to explore both the dark and bright sides of our need to connect, and of our periodic failure to do so. "Lo and Behold" is the filmmaker's first documentary feature since 2011's "Into the »
- Matt Brennan
"This is an extraordinary moment in the life of human beings." The most recent feature documentary made by iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog was Into the Abyss (and Cave of Forgotten Dreams before that), nearly 5 years ago, and he's back with another one about the people of this world. This time he is examining the internet, and the "Reveries of the Connected World" (as well as the troubles it can bring) in a documentary called Lo and Behold. The doc will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks, and the first trailer has arrived online to give us an early peek. I'm fascinated by this already and I'm looking forward to seeing what Herzog has to say about the internet and the way it connects all of us. Enjoy! The trailer for Werner Herzog's Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World, via The Film Stage: Description »
- Alex Billington
Easily one of the most-anticipated films of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival line-up is a new documentary from a solidified master in the field: Werner Herzog. Marking his first feature-length non-fiction film in a half-decade — since the the profound, intimate death row documentary Into the Abyss — his new feature is titled Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World.
Exploring the effects of the Internet on our culture and connection, according to the Sundance synopsis, the director “documents a treasure trove of interviews of strange and beguiling individuals—ranging from Internet pioneers to victims of wireless radiation, whose anecdotes and reflections weave together a complex portrait of our brave new world.”
Ahead of a premiere exactly three weeks from today, check out the first trailer below.
Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. From the brilliant »
- Jordan Raup
3 items from 2016
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