This film screened 13th October 2016.
*Tickets for this event have sold out*
Director Werner Herzog will participate in a live satellite for a Q&A hosted by Richard Ayoade following a screening of his new documentary film Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World.
Werner Herzog turns his singular brand of cultural analysis to what is perhaps the defining technological development of our age – the Internet – and finds it at best problematic. Structured as a ten-part essay, the director covers everything from hacking and web addiction to the unforeseen possibilities and dangers of an artificial intelligence that could ultimately eclipse its creators. Herzog’s philosophical approach to his material is, as ever, key to its success, his question (reminiscent of Philip K Dick) ‘does the internet dream of itself?’ being typical of his mode of inquiry in this playful and troubling film from a master of the documentary form.
This film is also being previewed at the IFI Documentary Festival on Friday 23rd September 20.45.