Introduction by Sarah: Jordan Long and Matt Glass joined the Lost in Reviews crew a few months ago. You have probably read at least one review by each of them (hopefully). Jordan and Matt recently moved to LA and opened their own artist gallery and performance space. Both Matt and Jordan are artists (obviously). They recently started their own site Half Cut Tea which profiles other artists in original videos.
This video review is a little different from our others on the site, but Jordan and Matt have put their own personal spin on a video review for Connected. We hope you enjoy the video, and let us know what you think.
About the film:
“Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.”
Connected was at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and is now available on VOD and DVD in the US and Canada.
Video by Jordan Long and Matt Glass