Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Year: 2015
Country: United States
Run Time: 98 minutes

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

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.

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is one of the most celebrated directors in world cinema. Born in 1942 in Munich, Germany, Herzog has spent his life studying literature, film, history, theater, and opera. And he isn't close to being done. In addition to winning countless awards and recognitions, he is the only film director ever to have made a film on every continent.

"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

Peter Zeitlinger

Marco Capalbo

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