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WLIP Theatrical Runs in SF and LA + A New Press Round-Up!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

So much going on… WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is still playing at the NuArt in LA through tomorrow, Thursday Oct 1, and then we open at the Roxie in San Francisco this Friday, October 2.   Come on out, Californians, and catch us in theaters while you can!  And tell your friends!

Here’s a brand new round-up of the press and blog mentions we’ve had of late.  You love WE LIVE IN PUBLIC and we love you too!
“A suggestion for anyone considering DIY distribution for your project: make sure you have a spokesperson for your film who is as charismatic as filmmaker Ondi Timoner.”

LA Times
“Aggressively hip…”,0,5046431.story

Twin Cities Pioneer Press
“Startlingly good…”
All These Wonderful Things – AJ Schnack
“One has to admire Timoner’s innovative thinking toward the promotion of her film..”

Birmingham Weekly
“Director Ondi Timoner’s fascinating new documentary We Live in Public follows the life of Internet pioneer Josh Harris, who had a number of wildly innovative ideas but tempered them with his own special brand of eccentricity.”

Premium Hollywood
“Unlike her remarkable “DiG!,” about the cultish neo-psychedelic rock band, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, or “Join Us,” about an actual religious cult, this time the cult is not just a few fanatics, it’s you and me.”

The Suffolk Journal
“You checked your Facebook today, didn’t you? When you logged on, whose latest pictures did you creep? What wall posts did you read?… If Ondi Timoner’s latest documentary We Live In Public proves anything, it’s that everyone’s entire lives, or select parts of our lives, will be played out through the Internet.”

Milwaukee Film
“I realized that this story is about us…it is a cautionary tale about how the internet can and is affecting most all of our lives. It is looking ten years back, when there was no broadband, and predicting a future where we could be exponentially caught in the virtual web.”

You Will Be Forever
“Timoner sets out with We Live in Public to tell the story of yet another walking cautionary tale in Josh Harris who, as Anton Newcombe did for artists everywhere in DIG!, 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.”

SF Gate
“When Ondi Timoner made ‘Dig!’ in 2004, times were flush for niche films, and her music documentary easily found a buyer. This year, Timoner hoped for similar results when ‘We Live in Public’ picked up the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize…”

Movie City News
“Fascinating, if occasionally frightening…”

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
“Friday’s pick — Ondi Timoner, director of “Dig!,” chronicled Harris for a decade, and her film combines his footage with her own for a portrait of his fast rise and faster fall. The result, “We Live in Public,” won the best documentary award at the Sundance Film Festival.”

“Ondi transforms cultural metacognition, especially in her compelling new film WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, which examines visionary Josh Harris, who invented Internet video streaming. Timoner’s films stimulate us to look and listen anew.”

Martina Randles
“The film explores the concept of broadcasting entire lives over the internet from taking a dump to having sex, every aspect of ones character is uncovered to the nth degree with bleak results… the film provides a moral tale for an ever developing modern society…”

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is at the NuArt in LA until Thursday ONLY.

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

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Get your heinies over to the NuArt!  We had an all-out incredible opening weekend and now you’ve got T minus five more days to see us blown up on the big screen, Los Angeles.

“Anyone who still maintains that documentary films are the domain of the dry and donnish has never seen the work of Ondi Timoner… Aggressively hip!”  Check out the latest LA Times rave about us:,0,5046431.story

“A suggestion for anyone considering DIY distribution for your project: make sure you have a spokesperson for your film who is as charismatic as filmmaker Ondi Timoner.”  Look at this article about Ondi’s recent talk at the International Documentary Association:

Go! NuArt!   And San Francisco… you are up next.  Opens FRIDAY at the Roxie for your Northern Californians…   INFO HERE.

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Buzz! At the NuArt in L.A. All Week!

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

We had an amazing opening night in Los Angeles last night with packed houses, a lively Q+A and a rocking party at the Hotel Shangri-la, I’m going to dedicate a blog post to the evening shortly.  But for now, enjoy a small selection of the murmurings out there about us…

From the lead reviewer…
LA Weekly Review
GO  WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, director Ondi Timoner’s remarkable (and remarkably unsettling) documentary We Live in Public follows obsessive self-documenter Josh Harris on his decadelong odyssey from multimillionaire Internet pioneer and Manhattan art-world cause célèbre to bankrupt (financially and emotionally), mentally unhinged exile. In 1999, before reality TV boomed or the words MySpace, Facebook and YouTube had entered the lexicon, Harris signed on for privacy-free life by launching the underground art project “Quiet: We Live in Public,” in which 100 like-minded exhibitionists lived for 30 days in open cells under the constant scrutiny of video cameras and Orwellian interrogators. Timoner (DIG!) was there from the start, and she stuck around for Harris’ equally catastrophic second act, in which he and his then-girlfriend equipped their apartment with wall-to-wall surveillance cameras and proceeded to live their lives, for your viewing pleasure, at the Web site Harris’ gradual implosion is both repellent and mesmerizing, Timoner’s film unsparing in its scrutiny. You can’t take your eyes off it, which may, in the end, be what Harris always wanted. (Nuart) (Scott Foundas)

Premium Hollywood:

Check out the dialogue on facebook!

Now go grab your friends and bring your crew to the NuArt to see WE LIVE IN PUBLIC this week.  It’s a short run… don’t miss out or who’s gonna feel like the fool?  You are! (sorry, I’m a little slaphappy between the hangover and lack of sleep thanks to our party last night…)


Our Film Is Featured on NPR’s On The Media!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

NPR just did a great story on us for their national show, On The Media.   In case you missed it, here is a link to the interview.

We are opening theatrically in Los Angeles this weekend at the NuArt Theater, beginning Friday September 25th.  Please come out and support WE LIVE IN PUBLIC!

Find out more details about our LA theatrical run HERE.


WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Los Angeles Theatrical Opening is Friday Sept 25th at the NuArt!

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Our little doc that could – which won Sundance ‘09 and has racked up many an accolade along its blazing DIY trail -  is kicking off its LA theatrical run at the NuArt Theater this weekend!  It will be there for one week only!

You, and I’m personally talkin’ to YOU there reading this right now, need to grab a buddy or two and come out for a mind-altering experience you wont soon forget.

To further convince you, check out this story about the film that ran this weekend on NPR’s “On the Media”

Check out our trailer and WLIP widget on the home page of our site,

Some pertinent info for the LA run:

NuArt Theater

11272 Santa Monica Blvd     Los Angeles, CA 90025-3154       (310) 281-8223
Our opening night is Friday September 25th, and showtimes for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are at:
12:00 | 2:30 | 5:00 | 7:30 | 10:00
The film will continue to run at the NuArt past opening weekend — please check schedule for showtimes.

We are running a little ticket giveaway *contest* for the 10pm shows this weekend.  Click HERE for details.

Ondi and Josh will be doing Q+As at the 7:30 shows all weekend.  If you can’t make it, we are WEBCASTING the Friday night Q+A, thanks to our friends at LiveStream.  Go to at 9pm PST on Friday to stream the discussion and chat with other people and then hang around as the webcast continues on to our opening night afterparty!

Please help us spread the word by posting our widget on your site, facebook page, Twitter account, blog or wherever you spend time online!  Click SHARE on the widget to see a bunch of ways to spread us around the web world.

Thanks and see you at the NuArt!

Hey, LA… Win A Free Ticket to WE LIVE IN PUBLIC This Weekend!

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Announcing our Los Angeles TICKET GIVEAWAY!  To celebrate the long-anticipated opening of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC in our beautiful hometown, we are going to give away 200 tickets to the late shows during opening weekend of our theatrical release in Los Angeles at the NuArt Theater .

You can choose to go to the 10pm shows on either Friday September 25th, Saturday the 26th, or Sunday the 27th.

All you have to do is be one of the first 200 people to email us  at and specify which show you’d like to attend!

Remember to choose one option: 10 PM on Friday Sept 25th, 10pm on Saturday Sept 26th, 10pm on Sunday Sept 27th.

If you win, we’ll send you further details, but entry will be on a space-available basis, so make sure to get to the theater early enough to ensure that you get your ticket before it sells out.

We are really excited for opening weekend — it promises to be a huge affair with Ondi and Josh on-hand for Q+As at the 7:30 shows all weekend.

Nuart Theater  — BUY TICKETS HERE 11272 Santa Monica Blvd  Los Angeles, CA 90025-3154  (310) 281-8223

We’ve had SO MUCH great press for the film — we have a blowaway 90% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes right now!  Check out one recent interview with MovieLine.  Find lots more press, photos, screening schedule and, of course, the WLIP trailer on our website,

Please support our film and add our film WIDGET to your website, blog, facebook page or wherever you spend time online — just click on SHARE.  Use it to keep up with showtimes, news, secret deleted scenes and help us spread the WE LIVE IN PUBLIC word!


Special Evening with Director Ondi Timoner in Hollywood! Also, WLIP Comes to LA!

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

Ondi Timoner will be appearing at the International Documentary Association (IDA) on Thursday September 24 in Los Angeles.  Doors open at 6pm and the seminar runs from 7 to 9:30 and includes a brief intermission.  She will talk about WE LIVE IN PUBLIC and the story behind the making of the film, the road to Sundance and beyond.  Anyone can come but space is limited, so reserve your tickets right away.


Doc U: An Evening with Ondi Timoner


Thursday, September 24, 2009
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Seminar 7:00-9:30 p.m. (with brief intermission)


Kodak Screening Room
The Eastman Kodak Company
6700 Santa Monica Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Parking and light refreshments courtesy of The Eastman Kodak Company
(Entrance is 2 blocks east of Highland Ave. on Las Palmas)

IDA members: $35 advance purchase; $45 at the door
Non-members: $45 advance purchase; $55 at the door

IDA website —-


The very next night, Friday September 25th, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC premieres in Los Angeles at the NuArt Theater!  More details to follow in an upcoming blog post, but Ondi + the star of the film, Josh Harris, will be on-hand for Q+As at the opening weekend and we are planning all kinds of fun in conjunction with our Los Angeles theatrical launch.

“How he lost $80 Million and plans to get it all back…” Josh on ABC News and a New Press Round-up!

Friday, September 11th, 2009

We had an amazing feature story on ABC News this week, all about the star of WE LIVE IN PUBLIC, Josh Harris.  The piece includes lots of footage from the documentary and will be interesting to fans of our film, internet junkies, and both the Josh lovers and haters out there.

Here’s a link to the televised piece:

They also have an article on-line at the ABC News site:
Documentary Chronicles the Return of a Former Tech Mogul
“Harris says he believes society is headed into a future where everyone lives in public.  ‘Orwell was wrong; the government doesn’t impose Big Brother,’ he says. ‘Audiences demand it.’  And Harris says he’s the guy to take us there.”

Check out some of the other press and media attention we have received as of late:

“Timoner’s 90-minute documentary about dot-com kid Josh Harris paints Harris as a venerable Nostradamus of the Internet age… We Live In Public won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year, will no doubt win over legions of filmgoers, and may just place Harris in the limelight… A vivid portrait.”

Film Threat
‘Net Loss: Interview With Filmmaker Ondi Timoner on WE LIVE IN PUBLIC
“Like a shot of Broadband to the brain, “We Live In Public” is prompting major buzz… With confident, compressed momentum, “We Live In Public” persuades us that virtual interaction has trumped physical connection.”

Chlotrudis Mewsings
“Controversial and thought-provoking… Timoner again leverages unprecedented access to expose a fascinating character… and, at the same time, provides insight into our own futures as our lives become increasingly exposed online.”

A Gathering of the Tribes
Caged King: Josh Harris and Ondi Timoner’s WE LIVE IN PUBLIC
“[Ondi Timoner] is known for her ability to capture strong film verite…”

New Todays
Dan Persons: Mighty Movie Podcast:  Welcome, Big Brother: Ondi Timoner on WE LIVE IN PUBLIC

We are closing out a really fun and successful run at the IFC Center in New York City but we are still playing at the Brattle Theater (BUY TICKETS HERE) in Cambridge, MA, and look forward to opening in Los Angeles next, on 9-24-09 at the Landmark Nuart Theatre.  Thanks so much for all of your support!

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Opens Cambridge Theatrical Run Tonight at the Brattle

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Head to Cambridge this weekend for the very exciting Boston-area theatrical launch of our 2009 Sundance-winning documentary.   We will be at the Brattle Theater and you can BUY TICKETS HERE.  Director Ondi Timoner and star Josh Harris will be on-hand for lively Q+As.  This is a rare opportunity to not only see our film on the big screen but also to meet the masterminds behind the film and grill them with your toughest questions ;) .

Check out some of the excellent advance Boston-area press:

Boston Globe
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC: The rise and fall of a dot-com darling: ‘Public’ traces a visionary’s virtual ruin
“WE LIVE IN PUBLIC is… fascinating, like a car wreck seen through a rearview mirror… the film touches eerily on the paranoia and power games that can come from having an ever-present audience.”

The Providence Phoenix

Call it Woodstock crossed with Salò and The Real World
“…As Ondi Timoner’s lively and chilling documentary reveals, [Josh Harris] did embody… excesses of narcissism and puerility and delusions of grandeur.”

We launched in NYC at the IFC Theater last week (and we are still running!) and sold out our opening weekend screenings, so grab your tickets for Boston in advance.  We’ve gotten some big love from the press during our New York run so far!  Take a look-see at a few samples:

New Yorker
“Disturbing yet fascinating footage… [Josh Harris] is graced and cursed with a visionary strangeness; artist, con artist, and businessman; genius, clown, and control freak…”

Huffington Post
We Live in Public shows what happens when one follows a dangerous idea to its logical conclusion… the film serves both as a disturbing and mesmerizing drama, and a sobering warning.

Fast Company
“We Live in Public is a voyeuristic and captivating look at our growing dependence on the Internet… The film will undoubtedly cause you to think long and hard.”

We’ve just extended our limited run in NYC at the IFC, so tell your New York friends to catch it while they can!

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC Now Playing In NYC at the IFC and a New Press Roundup!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

WE LIVE IN PUBLIC has extended our theatrical run in NYC at the IFC Center.  Do not miss out on one of the most talked-about and acclaimed docs of 2009 — this is a very limited engagement!  Go get your seat and be sure to tell your New York area friends.  BUY TICKETS HERE.

Screening times: 1:10pm and 7:30pm daily.   Next on the whistle-stop tour: Boston.

DSC02118WE LIVE IN PUBLIC marquee!

DSC02134Ondi + Josh at an IFC Q+A

We continue to get incredible press on our documentary and as of today we have an 89% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Here’s the latest media round-up for you!

NEW YORK MAGAZINE—August 28th, 2009—Vanita Salsbury asks Josh Harris 21 questions
“Josh Harris: I am staying in a Hollywood pool house driving a yellow Corvette. I can barely afford the gas to make it go. I am lucky to have good friends…”


HUFFINGTON POST—September 2nd, 2009—Dan Persons interviews Ondi Timoner for the Mighty Movie Podcast
“The film serves both as a disturbing and mesmerizing drama, and a sobering warning.”

“Award-winning director Ondi Timoner and Josh Harris discuss the new documentary WE LIVE IN PUBLIC…”

AWEARNESS: The Kenneth Cole Blog—September 2nd, 2009—Dan Persons interviews Ondi Timoner for the Mighty Movie Podcast
“Many of Harris’s seemingly insane ideas have been manifest in the ubiquity of sites like Facebook and Twitter: we really do live in public now, so why isn’t Harris getting any props for being way ahead of the curve? Just think of it: when Harris founded Pseudo, in 1994, the founders of Facebook were still in grade school.”

SCATTER/GATHER:ideas+opinions from content strategists at Razorfish—September 1, 2009—Now Watch This: WE LIVE IN PUBLIC
“Dozens of people lived together in close quarters and had cameras pointed at them everywhere they went, every minute of the day. It got messy. Days later, we were still thinking about it.”

DALLASBLACK.COM—August 28th, 2009—Four star review by Kam Williams
“Vividly recounted… A cautionary documentary about the dire prospects of a culture where people feel most validated by a television camera.”

See more recent press for WE LIVE IN PUBLIC here: