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Run Time: 98 minutes
On October 29, 1969, the first message was sent between two computers. One crashed after two letters, so the message was “Lo.” And the internet was born. LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD is master filmmaker Werner Herzog's profound, playful, and fascinating investigation into the evolution of the internet and the incalculable effects it has had. More importantly, it questions the unfathomable effects it will have on our futures. Divided into provocative chapters, this adventurous documentary approaches the global grip of the net from a variety of unique viewpoints. From video gamers helping design molecules that may lead to cures for cancer and AIDS, to internet addicts and lives destroyed by a single post or Tweet. Here is the glorious possibility of overcoming some of mankind's deadliest obstacles, as well as catastrophic world wars fought from keyboards. Whether the internet has enriched or diminished your life, LO AND BEHOLD is a brain-expanding trip. Smartphones off during the film. Some may leave them off forever. –C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 11:25 AM
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:10 PM
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
"Even Dwarfs Started Small" (1970), "Fata Morgana" (1971), "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" (1972), "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser" (1974)—1st CIFF, "Stroszek" (1977)—2nd CIFF, "Woyzeck" (1979), "Fitzcarraldo" (1982), "Cobra Verde" (1987), "My Best Friend" (1999), "Grizzly Man" (2005), "Rescue Dawn" (2006), "Into the Abyss" (2011), LO AND BEHOLD, REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (2015)
Werner Herzog, Rubert Maconick