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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 weliveinpublicthemovie.com 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 weliveinpublicthemovie.com 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 pseudo.com — 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:

Indiewire
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…”
http://www.indiewire.com/article/2009/08/28/unsatisfied_with_public_offers_ondi_timoner_opts_to_do_it_herself/

The L Magazine
“You need to see it in order to understand it… [Timoner] offers a prophetic glimpse into the madness”
http://www.thelmagazine.com/newyork/internet-narcissism-in-beta/Content?oid=1251304

MTV
“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.”
http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1619733/story.jhtml

Filmcritic.com
“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”
http://www.filmcritic.com/misc/emporium.nsf/reviews/We-Live-in-Public

artloversnewyork
“…the ending is no let down from the mesmerizing trip Ondi Timoner orchestrates throughout WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.”
http://www.artloversnewyork.com/zine/movie/2009/08/27/we-live-in-public/

MovieWeb
“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.”
http://www.movieweb.com/movies/film/FI2dj26b3exC44/

Indiewire
“[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”
http://www.indiewire.com/article/authenticity_emotionality_and_technology_ondi_timoner_on_we_live_in_public/

Epoch Times
“Harris truly anticipated the ways in which the Internet would break down traditional notions of privacy, stoking a cyber form of exhibitionism.”
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/21565/

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…”
http://blog.spout.com/2009/08/26/we-live-in-public-review/

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

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! http://bit.ly/zbWGo

And Ashton too!
@aplusk  if you don’t know about We Live in Public you should check this out http://www.weliveinpublicthemovie.com

@aplusk this movie is amazing I’ve seen it very cool look at the future of the net http://bit.ly/jtPC7 – Movietickets.com WLIP tickets page

Eliza Dushku…

@elizadushku U may never tweet the same again after this – We Live in Public opening night get tkts here: http://bit.ly/f8ztr #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 http://bit.ly/jtPC7

Fred Wilson…
@fredwilson  WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (documentary that won Sundance) opens NYC IFC this Fri, Aug28. Don’t miss it! #wlip http://bit.ly/jtPC7

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! http://bit.ly/6t0kC

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

Shhaa interesting doc, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC http://www.weliveinpublicthemovie.com/

1basil1 Go see great doc releases tmrw: @Sundancefest’s SEPTEMBER ISSUE & WE LIVE IN PUBLIC. + AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD http://is.gd/2Cf10

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 http://bit.ly/nFjtF

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: http://bit.ly/KJIOa

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 http://ff.im/7eJAd

LiadanDeBarra Luks fantastic RT @mrskutcher If you want to know how we got here check out WE LIVE IN PUBLIC dnt miss it AMAZING! http://bit.ly/zbWGo

AliceKeenan Good morning children! Get the We Live in Public widget http://bit.ly/RLKkW 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 http://tinyurl.com/kubo6g “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 http://tinyurl.com/9gpoq4 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 http://bit.ly/M51jK

boop2801 We Live in Public: This movie looks very interesting, but a bit disturbing http://bit.ly/zbWGo

mrcai Sundance winning We Live In Public opens in NYC this weekend. http://www.weliveinpublicthemovie.com 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.. http://bit.ly/M51jK

MOB514 @southsidefilm Check out this trailer for We Live in Public: http://bit.ly/bqsNn @wlip Any chance of getting this to Bethlehem?

dealhorizon #Venture Blogs: Fred Wilson published We Live In Public Opens In NYC This Weekend @ http://bit.ly/jadi9

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

BlondieJustine http://bit.ly/3qafF 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” http://www.weliveinpublicthemovie.com/

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 MovieTickets.com. Check out some of the New York buzz…

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

http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/film/77932/we-live-in-public-film-review

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

New Yorker“Disturbing yet fascinating…”

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/reviews/film/we_live_in_public_timoner

New York Magazine“Exacting, relentless… A film with the sweep of grand tragedy

http://nymag.com/listings/movie/we-live-in-public/

Comingsoon.net“Brilliant… The most creative, timely and relevant doc of the year…

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/weekendwarriornews.php?id=58300

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!)

Showtimes:
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 Movietickets.com
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 weliveinpublicthemovie.com.  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.

New Zealand wrap-up

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

New Zealanders packed all three screenings of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC in Auckland and Wellington.  One Kiwi blogger who writes for The Dominion Post (Wellington’s major daily paper) couldn’t get the film out of his head, writing “I squirmed in my seat” and that he was “blown away by the film.”  

While in the neighborhood, Ondi rocked the radio airwaves.

bFM: http://www.95bfm.com/default,casts.sm
Kiwi FM: http://kiwifm.co.nz/ProgramGuide/Wammo/tabid/75/Default.aspx
And Radio Wammo declared WE LIVE IN PUBLIC an Editor’s Pick and gave us a little blog feature: http://www.wammo.co.nz/2009/07/23/nzff-we-live-in-public/

Ondi also stopped into the studios of TV3 New Zealand for an on-air lovefest!

“The doco about one of the first dot com kids took a decade to shoot and was cut from a mind-boggling 5,000 hours of footage. To top it all off We Live In Public took home the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, making director Ondi Timoner the only person to win the coveted award twice.”

Hey Kiwis, your cigarette packaging may be disgusting...

Hey Kiwis, your cigarette packaging may be disgusting...

But your country is beautiful!

But your country is beautiful!

 

Thanks for making the New Zealand Film Festival run of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC such a success. We can’t wait to return!

Kia Ora from We Live in Public in Auckland

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Auckland Sunset

Auckland Sunset


WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is in Auckland, NZ for our first screening with the New Zealand Film Festival.  We were lucky enough to be paired up with NZ director Pietra Brettkelly who is hosting us and squiring us around this lovely country.  She directed a great doc that went to Sundance last year called The Art Star And The Sudanese Twins.

We all went to the beach yesterday and worked off our jetlag while laughing at the handful of dogs going ballistic in the volcanic sand and gazing at the glorious sky as the sun went down.

Today it’s wine tasting on some island that’s a stone’s throw from Auckland and then… our New Zealand premiere!  If you are in the neighborhood  — 9:00 PM July 23rd at Sky City Cinemas.

The Kids Love Us: Newport International Film Festival

Friday, June 19th, 2009

WELIVEINPUBLIC wins Student Jury Grand Prize at Newport International Film Festival!

Chosen by a panel of eight Rhode Island students, WELIVEINPUBLIC was awarded the Student Jury Documentary Grand Prize during the annual international film festival in Newport, Rhode Island. From June 3rd-7th the festival premiered over 90 U.S. and international feature, documentary and short films culminating in a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art: Archival Screenings.Winners were announced June 7th in the Filmmaker Lounge at the festival headquarters at Empire Tea & Coffee in Newport.

The WELIVEINPUBLIC team is honored that experts on living in public—teenagers—felt a connection with the film and awarded us with the Grand Jury Prize.

For an inside look at the festival, check out ABC 6’s news report

See the festival’s Full List of Winners here

Screening at Seattle International Film Festival this weekend

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

We are excited to be heading to the esteemed Seattle Film Festival this weekend.  The full festival runs from May 21st until June 14, and we have *two* WLIP screenings:

Saturday May 23
Neptune Theater
7pm

For tickets and info,Click Here

Monday May 25
Egyptian Theater
11am

For tickets,Click Here

We will be interviewing attendees at both screenings for inclusion on our website.  Come be a part of the online experiment or if you can’t attend, visit weliveinpublicthemovie.com to see reactions straight from the center of the action.  The videos will kick off our (drum roll please…) virtual guest book, which will be incrementally rolled out in the near future.

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher recently joined the ever-growing army of We Live In Public fans. They both tweeted about our film last week, calling it “brilliant” and “amazing” respectively, driving lots of views on our trailer, hits to our site and retweets.  We love when you guys go public on behalf of WLIP, so please don’t be shy.  Shout it out!  Our official film Twitter hashtag is #wlip — join the conversation.

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We are absolutely thrilled to announce that We Live In Public has been acquired into the permanent film collection by the NY Museum of Modern Art.  This is Ondi’s second film to receive this honor —  Dig! was purchased by the museum in 2004.

There are so many upcoming exciting events on the docket: Australia, Silverdocs, LA Film Festival…. stay tuned for more info on all of it!  And as always, keep up with us on Ondi’s twitter (twitter.com/onditimoner), the official film Twitter (twitter.com/wlip), our Facebook fanpage and our website at weliveinpublicthemovie.com for festival times, news, pics, bios, our trailer, and more.  We are in the process of launching lots of cool features on our site… be afraid, be very afraid :) .

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your support!

xo,
Team WLIP