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

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

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 and cybersecurity, Herzog leads viewers on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that 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.”

“As only he can do, Werner Herzog has crafted an endlessly entertaining and thought-provoking analysis of modern technology,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in an official statement. “Through his unique and inquisitive vision, ‘Lo and Behold’ allows audiences to experience the Internet in new ways.”
Added Herzog, “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.”

Magnolia is targeting a 2016 theatrical release. Watch the film’s official trailer above.

READ MORE: Sundance Review: Werner Herzog’s ‘Lo and Behold’ Will Make You Experience the Internet in New Ways

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