A Playful Yet Chilling Examination of Our Rapidly Interconnecting Online Lives

St. George, UT — August 30, 2016 — The Dixie State University DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival™ presents Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. 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. 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. The documentary presents a playful yet chilling examination of our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

In his review in August for the New York Times, A. O. Scott remarks, “The devices in our hands and on our desks, and the invisible, ubiquitous networks that link them, are often seen to be ushering us toward utopia or hastening the arrival of the apocalypse. Mr. Herzog, an unseen interviewer with an unmistakable voice, seems receptive to both views. He listens to scientists and entrepreneurs celebrate the expansion of knowledge and learning that the digital revolution has brought forth, and to others who lament the erosion of privacy and critical-thinking skills.”

“To have the most brilliant film director perhaps who ever lived, choose to place this remarkable new film in the DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival is, indeed, a great honor,” said Phil Tuckett, Executive Director of DOCUTAH. “We believe it is a tribute to the reputation which DOCUTAH has built over seven seasons for presenting only the highest quality documentary films with a broad range of subjects from all over the world. The timeliness of the subject matter cannot be denied and, perhaps, only a director of Herzog’s insight could have made it.”

The film will be screened on September 9th at 8:05 PM. DOCUTAH tickets may be purchased at https://tickets.dsutix.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=14. Single film tickets are $10, Day passes are $15 and a Festival pass is $40.

About DOCUTAH International Documentary Film Festival

DSU DOCUTAH™ International Documentary Film Festival is a pure documentary focused film festival presented by Dixie State University in St. George, Utah. The 2016 Festival is its seventh season. Phil Tuckett, Executive Director of DOCUTAH and Director of the DSU Film Program, planted the seed of DOCUTAH in 2009. A small group of individuals went to work to create the inaugural event in September of 2010. Since then more than 1,400 films have been submitted from 70 plus countries and 36 U. S. states.

Filmmakers, and often their subjects, attend the Festival to introduce their films and hold riveting Q & A sessions after the screenings. These talented professionals also participate in DOCUTAH Filmmaker Chats – conversations in an intimate setting, where audience members can glean insights into many topics which go into filmmaking and the business of film.


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