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From Director of WLIP — JOIN US is on Sundance Channel Starting Tonight

Monday, August 31st, 2009

You might not know that between DIG! and WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, director Ondi Timoner made a documentary called JOIN US.  The film follows the story of four families over two years as they attempt to break free from one of the 5000 active cults in America.  It features not only an intimate look at the inner workings of the only accredited live-in cult treatment center in the world, but also includes in-depth interviews with the abusive yet persuasive cult leader himself.  The doc is premiering tonight on the Sundance Channel — check out the SCHEDULE.  You can also see scenes from the film and the trailer at  Tune in!

“Creepy… An interesting, eerie film…” Ain’t It Cool News
“An unusually intimate experience… Intense drama!”  Variety

Reviewers Heart WLIP, says Rotten Tomatoes – Press Roundup!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is getting tons of raves from the media and we are excited to have an 88% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as of today.

Look at some the great press that keeps rolling in for WE LIVE IN PUBLIC!  Bloggers like us too… :) – review by Kurt Loder
“WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, Ondi Timoner’s new documentary about Harris, prompts a number of questions — about the future of privacy, the decay of intimacy, and technological totalitarianism… It’s a maddening, mesmerizing film.”

New York Daily News
“Compelling… Fascinating…”
Fast Company
“Award-winning director Ondi Timoner’s latest documentary is a captivating look at our growing dependence on the Internet.”

“Ondi Timoner… is gambling her superb, Sundance-winning We Live in Public on the same mass-media concepts that, ironically, doomed her protagonist.”

The Brooklyn Socialite
“This was an experiment with human guinea pigs… [the film asks] some very frightening moral questions…”

“WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is film making at its finest.”

Hammer to Nail
“Even thinking about Ondi Timoner’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film makes me want to cut off my electricity and join a monastery.”

Josh Harris in NYC to Support Film All Week… Boston You’re Next

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

After an incredible opening weekend at the IFC in New York, Josh Harris, the subject of the documentary will continue to hold Q+As all week for audience members who catch us during this limited engagement.  This is a unique opportunity to both see the film on a big screen and get a chance to grill (or ask polite questions of) the star afterward.  New Yorkers, grab your TICKETS now!

Boston, your theatrical run is imminent!  Our opening day is Sept. 4 and Ondi and Josh will be there with bells on over opening weekend to hold Q+As after the screenings.
Brattle Theatre
Cambridge, MA


Check out our star JOSH HARRIS on the front of the Style section in the New York Times today!

Back By Popular Demand, Live Webcast of Q+A TONIGHT!

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

We sold our our screenings last night at the IFC in NYC and are so excited to be back for more action tonight, Saturday August 29.  We had so much traffic for the post-screening Q+A webcast last night, we are bringing it back for an encore tonight.  Tune in around 9:15pm and 11:20pm EST to to catch it as it happens from the Big Apple.   If you are in NYC, come see the film and meet the director and star in person.  BUY TICKETS HERE.

Thank you New Yorkers for making the launch of our national theatrical run such a success!

On Our Site Tonight — Live Webcast of Ondi + Josh’s Q+A!

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Tune into tonight — Friday, August 28th — for  ***two live webcasts*** from the first night of our theatrical opening at the IFC Center in NYC.   We anticipate some rollicking Q+A sessions after both the 7:45 and the 9:55 screenings EST, which means the Q+As will begin at 9:15pm and 11:25pm EST.  If you aren’t one of the lucky bastards who snagged a ticket, be a part of the action on our site from the comfort of your Barcalounger, Aeron chair or 3rd hand sofabed.  The webcast is brought to you by none other than — if you’ve seen the film already, that should be familiar name :) .  Thanks Pseudo!

Hot Off The Presses For WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

Friday, August 28th, 2009

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is racking up more attention as we launch our theatrical run, beginning in New York today at the IFC Center (BUY TICKETS HERE!) This week we received great press in Time Out, The New Yorker and New York Magazine this week and Lumiere Magazine called Director Ondi Timoner one of the most “prescient filmmakers around” but if that weren’t cool enough, check out some of the new articles that are hot off of the virtual presses:

Unsatisfied with “Public” Offers, Ondi Timoner Opts to Do It Herself
“Eight months after receiving the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival – the second time she’s won the coveted documentary award – filmmaker Ondi Timoner is bringing her latest film to theaters herself…”

The L Magazine
“You need to see it in order to understand it… [Timoner] offers a prophetic glimpse into the madness”

“Harris is as much a con man as he is a prophet, a savvy computer nerd one minute, a fast-talking party boy on the verge of a breakdown the next. And it all makes for a riveting viewing experience.”
“Engrossing and frightening… Part character study, part cautionary thriller, We Live in Public provides one of the more effective if not profound looks at the colonization of the internet at the expense of individuality”

“…the ending is no let down from the mesmerizing trip Ondi Timoner orchestrates throughout WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.”

“WE LIVE IN PUBLIC… will inevitably shake us all to the core about what the future brings for all of us as we increasingly live, work and love through media and technology.”

“[Josh Harris] spent his life implementing his unique vision of the future, where technology and media dictate human social interaction and define our personal identity… and Timoner caught it all on camera”

Epoch Times
“Harris truly anticipated the ways in which the Internet would break down traditional notions of privacy, stoking a cyber form of exhibitionism.”

Spout Blog
“Harris is a great anti-hero, and the film more than convinces that we haven’t even begun to grapple with the ramifications of our ‘always on’ internet personas…”

Cole Smithey: The Smartest Film Critic In The World
“Thought-provoking… It could signify the end of the world as we know it.”

Ondi Timoner is becoming recognized as one of the most important filmmakers of our time and this theatrical run is not to be missed — there’s no substitute for seeing this on the big screen!

The Twitterati LOVES WLIP — Thanks Ashton, Demi, Eliza and Everyone!

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Not only is WE LIVE IN PUBLIC the first film to feature Twitter quotes on our official film poster according to Slashfilm (and to the delight of one of the parties quoted…) it’s a veritable lovefest between WLIP and Twitter.   Look at some the hot digital action:

Demi Moore has been tweeting about us again:
@mrskutcher If you want to know how we got here check out WE LIVE IN PUBLIC really don’t want you to miss seeing this. AMAZING!

And Ashton too!
@aplusk  if you don’t know about We Live in Public you should check this out

@aplusk this movie is amazing I’ve seen it very cool look at the future of the net – WLIP tickets page

Eliza Dushku…

@elizadushku U may never tweet the same again after this – We Live in Public opening night get tkts here: #wlip w/ @onditimoner

Jason Calacanis…
@jason WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (documentary that won Sundance that i’m in) opens NYC IFC this Fri,Aug28. Don’t miss it! #wlip

Fred Wilson…
@fredwilson  WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (documentary that won Sundance) opens NYC IFC this Fri, Aug28. Don’t miss it! #wlip

And the Twitter community is blowing up about the film — here’s a partial selection of tweets from TODAY alone!

tangxiao57 Going to see #we live in public tomorrow. I’m excited!

monahank2 We Live in Public opening in NYC this friday. Was lucky to have seen preview and it’s amazing. See it!

ThieseFrancis “We live in Public” I need to see that movie, too!

Shhaa interesting doc, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

1basil1 Go see great doc releases tmrw: @Sundancefest’s SEPTEMBER ISSUE & WE LIVE IN PUBLIC. + AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD

watsurvision Gotta see this! RT @aplusk if you don’t know about We Live in Public you should check this out http://www.weliveinpublicth…

amcfilmcritic We Live in Public – A cringeworthy look at dot-commer Josh Harris, and how life on the web can equal disaster. 3.5 stars

scroll ‘We Live in Public’ is a movie y’all want to see; still on festival circuit, a WNYC radio interview about it from today:

cindyoshea Everyone in NYC- you needs to see this movie 2 morrow – #We Live In Public, @ IFC in NY!C- directed by @onditimoner:

MsConcrete Look up We Live in Public…not sure when Ondi’s bringing it to the Chi, but this film is so powerful!

TeaseOpinion @aplusk thank you for introducing me to ‘we live in public’ — cannot wait to see the final cut

LynnNMG Definitely going to see this. RT @apluskif you don’t know about We Live in Public you should check this out http://www.weliveinpublicth…

xxXhateXxx @aplusk this shit scares me ! We Live in Public … thats really crazy. sad thing its true. mr. cobain did the right thing, he knew it!

IndieIsMe good movies coming to the @BrattleTheatre. I Sell the Dead & We Live in Public

sedaozmen “We Live In Public Movie” Poster Features Quotes From Twitter, New Trailer Launched

LiadanDeBarra Luks fantastic RT @mrskutcher If you want to know how we got here check out WE LIVE IN PUBLIC dnt miss it AMAZING!

AliceKeenan Good morning children! Get the We Live in Public widget via @AddToAny

qthrul @dondodge “We Live in Public” and “Flight 666″ were my favorite viewings at SxSW 2009. The former, moving – the latter m/>.<m/

rgalinsky WE LIVE IN PUBLIC “charting how we arrived at the Facebook YouTube era, it’s damned near invaluable.” Time Out Mag

surglife4me @aplusk Just watched the trailer We Live In Public wow!

chantyce we live in public opens in nyc this wknd if you have a twitter acct i think you’re obliged to see this

wandaecoco hhmmmmm.who started that?? RT@apluskif you don’t know about We Live in Public you should check this out http://www.weliveinpublicth…

mikenolan99 VCs: @fredwilson: We Live In Public Opens In NYC This Weekend

boop2801 We Live in Public: This movie looks very interesting, but a bit disturbing

mrcai Sundance winning We Live In Public opens in NYC this weekend. hope someone brings it over here soon

alainaugsburger We Live In Public Opens In NYC This Weekend: Friday night at the IFC in the Village will be the place to be if y..

MOB514 @southsidefilm Check out this trailer for We Live in Public: @wlip Any chance of getting this to Bethlehem?

dealhorizon #Venture Blogs: Fred Wilson published We Live In Public Opens In NYC This Weekend @

kwalt45 @wlip: Check out this trailer for We Live in Public: It looks scary to me. This WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.

BlondieJustine CAN’T WAIT FOR “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC” !!! 40th anniversary of internet btw ??? WOW.

rmmillar86 ‘We Live In Public’ – documentary on Josh Harris’ web experiments looks like a really interesting film (via @aplusk)

Bastian101 The new big brother experiment “we live in public”

rmmillar86 We Live In Public looks like a really interesting film

The film opens tomorrow (Friday August 28th) at the IFC Center in NYC for a short run.  Details about the opening, including party info and Q+A details are HERE.  Buy tickets HERE!

NYC Advance Press Accolades for WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

We are getting all kinds of Big Apple love for WE LIVE IN PUBLIC in anticipation of our big effin’ theatrical premiere at the IFC beginning this Friday. You can buy advance show tickets here at Check out some of the New York buzz…

Time Out New York called our film “Fascinating… damned near invaluable”

One of five “best bets for this upcoming weekend” on NBC4

New Yorker“Disturbing yet fascinating…”

New York Magazine“Exacting, relentless… A film with the sweep of grand tragedy“Brilliant… The most creative, timely and relevant doc of the year…

Get the We Live in Public widget

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

We are so excited to present our *flashy ass* new WE LIVE IN PUBLIC widget!  Consider it a little toy or, oh, a little pet for you to have and love, from us just for you.  You can post this baby on your facebook page, in your blog, on your website, or hey, someone else’s website.  Journalists, put our little widget in your articles, twitterers, tweet this m.f. up!  It comes in two varieties — standard widget version and Twitter app version, so pick your poison or better yet, grab both. :)

Here’s how it works… the widget will link you to all kinds of info about WE LIVE IN PUBLIC but the footer will also LIGHT UP when there is new stuff for you to check out.  Expect not only photos, links and messages from director Ondi Timoner and the star of the film, Josh Harris, but also get ready for special widget-user only promotions and for advance access to WE LIVE IN PUBLIC WEBISODES comprised of unseen film footage that ended up on the cutting room floor. Our first web exclusive is launching on Tuesday, and People of the Widget, you will be the first to hear about it and get access to it.   We will keep you well in the loop with all things WE LIVE IN PUBLIC. We love you, widget people!  Rock on!

We Are Opening Theatrically in NYC This Friday!

Monday, August 24th, 2009

It is impossible to overstate how big of a week this is for WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.  We are opening theatrically at one of the coolest theaters in one of the greatest cities in the world and this is truly the culmination of so much blood, sweat and tears.  The film is launching its theatrical run at the IFC Center in NYC on August 28th.  We have had so much incredible feedback and press and critical praise for both the film and for director Ondi Timoner along the way and we have enjoyed many successes over the course of the festival run, but this is certainly the biggest moment for our film since we premiered at Sundance (which we won!)

1:30, 3:30, 5:35, 7:45, 9:55, plus late shows on Fri & Sat at 11:55
Live Q&As with Josh and Ondi @ 7:45 & 9:55 on Fri & Sat and Josh will continue on post-weekend to support the Q+As for the entire week.

Buy tickets HERE at
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is a New York film and the opening of the film in NYC is bound to be another a historic event.  In addition to a post-screening Q+A’s with star Josh Harris and director Director Ondi Timoner, expect the unexpected throughout the New York run as the colorful characters from the doc itself — insiders and outsiders, artists, conspiracists, cultural pioneers and freaks — show up to the screenings.  Our Q+As on opening night will be webcast live on  If you can’t make it for the screenings, come tune in at 9:15pm and 11:25pm PST on Friday, August 28th to see the Q+A session webcast live!

To celebrate opening night, we are throwing a big party at B.East — bring your ticket stub for entry.  11pm.  Our infamous INTERROGATION BOOTH will be on hand to capture all you mad revelers as you give us your musings on this modern age and life in public.

Check out what happened when the film played at the Lincoln Center/MoMA closing night at New Directors New Films this spring to a packed audience:

The next night at Lincoln Center there were even more audience shenanigans as Josh Harris faces a blast from his past who opted not to respect ye olde “fourth wall”, as they call it in the theater…

Please come and tell your friends in NYC to come out for the film.   Every seat we sell helps us open wider and for longer runs.  We are a truly independent operation — no big studio is behind us pulling strings.  We got here because YOU believed in us and we are truly grateful for your continuing support.