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Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology (2011)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $46,782Details
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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, 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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 16th, 2011 (Limited) by Paladin
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material including images of nudity, drug use, war and smoking.
Running Time: 85 minutes
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Keywords: Directing Yourself, Voiceover/Narration, Internet, Terminal Illness, Troubled Pregnancy or Miscarriage
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Countries: United States


Peter Coyote    Narrator

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Tiffany Shlain
Screenwriter    Ken Goldberg
Screenwriter    Carlton Evans
Screenwriter    Sawyer Steele
Editor    Tiffany Shlain
Editor    Dalan McNabola
Animation    Stefen Nadelman
Composer    Gunnard Doboze

Per Theater Chart: Restlessly Waiting for Awards Season

September 21st, 2011

Restless won the race to the top of the per theater chart with $15,467 in its lone theater. However, given its reviews, I don't think the word of mouth will be there to help it expand. The Lion King was second with an average of $12,941. The Mill and the Cross was the only other film to cross $10,000 at $11,354 over the weekend and $15,443 from Wednesday through Sunday. More...

Limited Releases are Feeling Restless

September 16th, 2011

Not a lot of limited releases with breakout potential on this week's list. My Afternoons With Margueritte might be tops on the per theater chart this week, but even it is does so, odds are it won't expand dramatically after that. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 69 $13,301   3 $4,434   $13,301 1

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2011/09/16 77 $15,668   3 $5,223   $15,668 1
2011/09/23 77 $11,850 -24% 7 $1,693   $27,518 2
2011/09/30 92 $5,344 -55% 1 $5,344   $32,502 3
2011/10/07 100 $3,108 -42% 1 $3,108   $35,610 4
2011/10/14 82 $9,448 +204% 2 $4,724   $45,058 5
2011/10/21 116 $992 -90% 1 $992   $46,050 6
2011/10/28 111 $732 -26% 1 $732   $46,782 7

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