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WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Featured In Major UK Paper

Friday, November 6th, 2009

We are hot off an excellent run at the London Film Festival and we are eagerly anticipating our UK theatrical release on ***25 screens*** on November 13th.  In the meantime, we have an excellent bit of press in The Guardian.  Check out our feature!

“[Josh Harris] is walking ahead in order to show us where we’re going – and what we’ll look like when we get there.”


Ondi and Josh Rock an Interview + Freak Out Tia Carrere at our Variety Screenings

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

We are honored that Variety chose We Live In Public to be part of a special screening series.  They hosted us in New York recently and brought us to the Arclight in Los Angeles last night.  We had packed houses and amazing crowds — thanks Variety!

Check out this post-screening interview by Variety from our New York appearance:

And one starlet from last night’s screening was so spooked by our cautionary tale about living in public, she couldn’t resist tweeting about it ;) .  Thanks Tia!

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I Think We Have Finally Recovered From the Chicago Afterparty…

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

What an event!  Chicago THREW DOWN on behalf of the theatrical premiere of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC this weekend.  Opening night was great at the gorgeous indie film mecca, the Music Box Theater.  We had a packed house, an excellent Q+A that was webcast live thanks to our friends at i^3 Hypermedia, and then we all headed over to the AAA Building for the fete.

One of our executive producers, Sean McKeough, is a Chi-town man, and he spearheaded this “we live in public experience” afterparty for friends of the films and opening night audience members.  Not only did we have fire dancers, free booze, a photobooth and acrobats, we had pods that were rigged up with cameras and screens, and each pod provided a live feed to the others.  Check out some pod pics….




We will be uploading new photo albums shortly, including more pics from the Chicago madness!

Thanks again to Roger Ebert for giving us FOUR OUT OF FOUR STARS!  Check out his review HERE.

Want to know more about the pods from the original We Live In Public experiment?  Click HERE.

Chicagoans, GET THEE TO THE MUSIC BOX while you can still catch us.  Not a Chicagoan?  Tell your Windy friends…

Four Stars from Roger Ebert and More Amazing Press Out Of Chicago!

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Tonight we open at the Music Box theater in the Windy City and we are getting raves from all the major Chicago rags.  BUY TICKETS HERE — Check it out!

Chicago Sun-Times
“This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man.”

Chicago Tribune
“Here’s a cautionary tale for the virtual campfire… genuinely terrifying.”

Chicago Reader
“[Timoner] uses her access to create a frightening portrait of a man whose technological genius fails to compensate for his gaping emotional deficits… CRITIC’S CHOICE”

Come to the 7:30pm screening at the Music Box tonight to see Ondi and Josh live for a Q+A, or catch it WEBCAST at 9pm central time on our site,  We are having a party at the AAA Building in Wicker Park after the Q+A — if you come to the Music Box today, keep your ticket stub for entry into festivities.  Buy tickets for the Music Box event tonight or click HERE for more info about our theatrical run in Chicago!

TONIGHT – i^3 hosts special Chicago screening of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

As we gear up for our Chicago theatrical opening tomorrow night at the Music Box, we are psyched to stop by i-cubed headquarters for a special preview screening of WLIP, open to the public.  Ondi and Josh will be there for a Q+A, which will also be webcast ’round the world.  Tune into or at 9pm central time (7pm west coast / 10pm east coast) to catch it!

Date: Thursday Oct. 15th
Location: 11 W. Illinois, 4th Floor (top buzzer)
Doors: 7pm
Show: 7:30pm
Q+A: 9pm
For info about our THEATRICAL RUN at the MUSIC BOX beginning Friday October 16th, CLICK HERE

WLIP Hits Chi-Town — Special screening + Theatrical Launch!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

We are so excited to be opening in CHICAGO at the incredible Music Box theater.  Our run begins Friday October 16th and director Ondi Timoner and star Josh Harris will be on-hand for a post-screening Q+A after the 7:30pm show on opening night.  Tickets went on sale today and believe it or not, we are well on our way to being sold out for opening night, so don’t dilly dally.  We will be at the Music Box all week.  If you want to purchase tickets in advance, you have to call the theater.  We recommend it!
Music Box Theatre |  3733 N. Southport Ave.  |  Chicago, IL 60613  | Showtimes: 773-871-6604   Office: 773-871-6607

If you can’t be at the opening night talk with Ondi and Josh in the flesh,  Our friends at i3 Media are sponsoring a live webcast of the discussion!  Check out at around 9pm CST (7pm PST) on Friday October 16th and then stick around to see more action as the webcam crew heads off to our Chicago premiere *party*.

A ticket stub gains you entry into the afterparty, which is at the AAA building in Wicker Park.  We are rocking it out with free drinks from our friends at 42 Below Vodka, a video-enabled photobooth and an all-around raging time that promises to be a full-on “We Live in Public Experience”.

In addition to the Music Box run, the i3 Media gang is hosting a special preview screening on October 15th, open to the public.  Ondi and Josh will be there in person for a webcasted post-screening Q+A, so if you can’t be there to catch it live, you don’t have to miss out on the fun.  The event is located at:
11 W. Illinois, 4th Floor (top buzzer)

Thursday, October 15th
doors at 7:00
show is at 7:30
webcasted Q&A at 9:00 CST  — tune into


We are having a great run in Austin and San Francisco.  Check out some of the love we’ve gotten!

Austin Chronicle “Ondi Timoner, who also directed the now-classic rocker doc DIG!, makes a bold and trenchant argument, via Harris’ pseudomorphically perverse life, that we are all now “slaves to little boxes,” and it’s true, Tweetpeeps, isn’t it? [FOUR STARS]”

San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fascinatingly addictive, this follow up to Timoner’s cult classic Dig! (which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2004) follows the bi-polar exploits of Internet pioneer Josh Harris. This man predicted every single step of the internet and the jaw dropping footage of his “experiments” are here to prove it. In 1999 he created a quasi-cult community in the basement of New York, in which people were given pods to sleep in, free food, drugs, and all night raves while every move was being recorded and shared. Even now, the uncompromising footage has the power to warp the viewer into his Orwellian vision of the future. But wait — that’s not all: Harris then goes on to rig 32 motion-sensor cameras in his house, creating the first website to stream his and girlfriend’s every life moment. I can’t express enough how awesome this film is, or how horrifyingly revealing of where our own society has headed.”

Run and get your tickets, Chicago, don’t walk!  See you there!

Don’t Mess With WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – New Press Round-Up!

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Wow, what a week for great reviews!  As we continue our theatrical run at the Roxie in San Francisco, open at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX and play at the Vancouver International Film Festival, we continue to feel the love from journalists and bloggers.  Check it out!

Wired Magazine
Review: Smart We Live in Public Probes Web Genius’ Hubris

“Timoner… deftly treads a tightrope between admiration and skepticism for her central character… a whale of a good story.”

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Blog

“There’s no question that this is one of the best documentaries of the year…”

Vancouver Sun: Review

“(Critic’s pick) We Live in Public:  Ondi Timoner has a way of making non-fiction films feel entirely personal… In her award-winning follow up to Dig!, she takes us deep into the dark heart of dot-com millionaire and disgraced internet pioneer Josh Harris. Harris was the first person who saw humanity move toward virtual encounters, and set up a performance piece involving a community of subterranean pods. Watching the social network short-circuit and the entire fabric of civility shred before your eyes can be very compelling, and Timoner doesn’t miss a syncopated beat in this detailed study of public personality, and the self denied. Harris may remain a complete enigma by the final frames, but Timoner captures the blurry line between who we really are, and what we pretend to be.”

The Vancouver Sun
VIFF: Sex, drugs and screaming matches for all the world to see in We Live in Public documentary

“…a provocative and compelling examination of dot-com millionaire Harris and his cutting-edge art projects that attempted to plumb the profound differences between our understanding of private and public space…Through it all, Timoner’s camera bears witness to each subtle shift in Harris’s persona as he attempts to bargain with his own public image, and sell the notion that he’s just so far ahead of his time, he’s doomed to be ridiculed in the puny minds of his peers.”

Ondi Timoner’s We Live In Public At The BFI

“Award-winning director, Ondi Timoner (DIG!), documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives.”

ZHIV – a blog about nothing
Two Movies for Bloggers: Julie/Julia and We Live in Public

“The film tells a truly amazing story and it’s quite disturbing…  Go see We Live In Public if you want a better idea of what’s really going on and where this whole thing might be headed.”

Fan The Fire Magazine Blog
London Film Festival: Film Review: We Live in Public

“There are three things that may never cease to fascinate me: the early 90s (because it was so recent, and is considered by the generation who shape our conscious to be irrelevant in comparison to their “special” generation of the 60s, and yet it was so vibrant and culturally rich); the internet (because nobody is capable of predicting where it will go… it is like a wild frontier, but every time someone thinks they have discovered California a whole new plain appears before them); and finally men (and I use that word to denote a member of my species, not necessarily my gender) who seem to have it all, but then manage to throw it all away… If you feel like you are interested in any or all of the above, then you really need to see Ondi Timoner’s ‘We Live In Public’.”

“Timoner’s investigation into Harris’ past exploits couldn’t be more timely. The dotcom mogul’s sometimes sadistic “social experiments” evidence that he was well ahead of the curve in recognizing and exploiting the fact that a) we love to watch and b) we love to be watched… Fascinating.”

All These Wonderful Things by AJ Schnack

“…one has to admire Timoner’s innovative thinking toward the promotion of her film.”

Movie City News — Video Interview w/Ondi Timoner

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Opens in Austin, TX This Weekend!

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

We are coming to the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for our Texan theatrical run, beginning Friday October 9th!
Thanks for the warm welcome, Austin Chronicle!  Check out their review:

The Austin Chronicle
“Timoner, who also directed the now-classic rocker doc Dig!, makes a bold and trenchant argument, via Harris’ pseudomorphically perverse life, that we are all now “slaves to little boxes,” and it’s true, Tweetpeeps, isn’t it? [4 STARS] “

Director Ondi Timoner will be at the Friday and Saturday night shows for post-screening Q+As.  Come out and bring your friends if you are in the neighborhood and make sure to tell your Austin-based friends about us!


Opening in San Francisco FRIDAY Oct 2 at the Roxie!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is coming to Northern Cali for a theatrical run at the Roxie in San Francisco beginning Friday October 2nd.   Director Ondi Timoner will be on-hand opening night for post-screening Q+A.   Please come out and support our film and tell ALL of your SF area friends to do so as well!

Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

See you soon, San Fran!

New Bonus WLIP Footage Up Now! In Honor of our SF Theatrical Open :)

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

As promised, we have a brand new cutting-room-floor webisode posted today.  Meet Jeff Gompertz, the mastermind behind the voyeur-enabled sleeping “pods” in Josh Harris’s social experiment “Quiet” at the turn of the millennium in NYC.  This Japanese-hotel inspired structure  became the site of many debauched scenarios.   Learn more about Jeff and his contribution to Quiet by clicking on WEB EXCLUSIVES on our widget.

Where’s our widget?  Well, the boring way to find it is to go to the home page of our website and use it there.  Another even *better* way to find our widget is to POST IT WHEREVER YOU HANG OUT ONLINE and it will be there for you when you need it! Your blog, your site, your facebook page, myspace, you name it.   And you’ll be helping us spread the word about WE LIVE IN PUBLIC. :)

Also, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC hits San Francisco starting Friday October 2nd at the Roxie Theater.  BUY TICKETS HERE.   Yay San Fran!