In a “playful yet chilling examination,” the new documentary, “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” explores the impact the Internet on society.

The film’s director is Werner Herzog, who in 2009 was named one of the 100 world’s most influential people by Time magazine and is considered to be among the greatest figures of the New German Cinema.

Carnegie Mellon University has a presence throughout Herzog’s film as parts of it were shot at CMU's Pittsburgh campus, and the latest trailer includes clips of the CMU robot soccer team, the National Robotics Engineering Center’s CHIMP robot, and CMU psychology professor Marcel Just.

The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and is set for release August 19.


Lead image: A scene from LO AND BEHOLD, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.