Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011)

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With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain's vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time-the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy-while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life. Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tiffany Shlain , Carlton Evans , Ken Goldberg , Sawyer Steele , Swayer Steele
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 2013
Box Office: $13.3k
Runtime:
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Cast


as Narrator

as Tiffany Shlain

as Dale Andrade

as Zbigniew Brzezinski

as Corrado Cantatore

as Carl Colby

as Daren Flitcroft

as Donald Gregg

as Seymour Hersh

as Fisher Howe

as Thomas Hughes

as Oleg Kalugin

as Bob Kerrey

as John Langan

as James Lilley

as Edward N. Luttwak

as Thomas McCoy

as Robert McFarlane

as Elizabeth McIntosh

as H.R. McMaster

as Prof. Hugh Montgomer...

as John Nagl

as Rufus Phillips

as Walter Pincus

as Donald Rumsfeld

as Daniel Schorr

as Gen. Brent Scowcroft

as Laurence Silberman

as Joseph W. Smith

as Evan Thomas

as Hugh Tovar

as Judge William Webste...

as Tim Weiner

as Bob Woodward

as Steve Young

as Jonathan Jordan Clar...

as Barbara Colby

as James Schlesinger

as John Singlaub

as Dr. Leonard Shlain

as Harold Lloyd
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Critic Reviews for Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (8)

A highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.

Full Review… | February 4, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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This pro-Internet "declaration of interdependence" has all the narrative focus of a Twitter feed.

Full Review… | October 14, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

There are a lot of vibes in this film, most of them vaguely positive. If only "Connected" had a stronger center of gravity.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

She never figures out what, exactly, the deal is regarding our short attention spans, but her ADD-afflicted film definitely provides evidence that they exist.

Full Review… | October 11, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Like Shlain's hand-written diagram in which lines twist and knot while linking various subjects, the film resembles not a coherent thesis but a tangle of semi-related ideas.

Full Review… | October 11, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Shlain struggles to find the thread that connects her father, her upbringing and her own playful curiosity to the complexities of life in the age of texting, tweeting and apps for just about everything.

Full Review… | October 6, 2011
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology

I saw this at the 2011 Cleveland International Film Fest. Lots of interesting ideas in this doc. Daughter Tiffany makes a film about how it is a small world after all as she thinks about the concepts her father Dr. Leonard Shlain studied. We should think of the world with both hemispheres of our brains. We may want to unplug every now and then to communicate face to face with our friends and neighbors, but the internet today makes us more connected than ever and even is changing the way our neurons fire. Plus because everything is intimately connected neither independence or dependence accurately describe our world. Tiffany demonstrates that the more accurate term is interdependence. Clips from various sources including some Harold Lloyd films as well as the graphics employed make this an entertaining and informative doc.

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