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Lo and Behold Reveries of the Connected World

Out of Competition
Werner Herzog
98' / 2016 / United States of America
English
Spanish subtitled

Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick. These provocative conversations reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing".

Main Festivals & Awards

Official Selection Sundance film festival 2016

Director's Biography

WERNER HERZOG (Director, Writer, Producer) has written, produced and directed some 70 films, acted in a number of films, published books of prose, staged about a dozen operas and founded his own educational program, the Rogue Film School.
Born in Munich in 1942, Herzog grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age 11 he did not even know of the existence of cinema. He started to develop film projects from age 15 on, and since no one was willing to finance them, he worked the night shift as a welder in a steel factory during high school. Herzog also began to travel on foot. He made his first phone call at 17 and his first film at 19. In college he studied history and literature but dropped out in favor of filmmaking.

Director:Werner Herzog
Screenplay: Werner Herzog
Photography: Peter Zeitlinger
Edition: Marco Capalbo
Sound: Jim Lakin
Music: Mark degli Antoni with Sebastian Steinberg
Production: Saville Productions
Producers: Rupert Maconick, Werner Herzog

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Friday 6th - 20:30
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