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Posted Date: 5/3/2012
Film Screening and Filmmaker Q & A: Connected
Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm
Creekside Room

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 roller-coaster 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, Shlain’s 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.

Join us for a screening of this award-winning film, followed by a Q and A with the filmmaker, Tiffany Shlain.

The US State Department has selected CONNECTED as one of the films to represent America at embassies around the world as part of their American Filmmaker Showcase. more info here:

Also, Tiffany will be heading to New York next week to receive "The Disruptive Innovation Award" from the Tribeca Film Festival more info here:

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