WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (FILM at the Erie Art Museum)
November 20 WE LIVE IN PUBLIC (2009)
Directed by Ondi Timoner
Focuses on the dot-com exploits and New York City art party escapades of Josh Harris, the man behind the legendary million-dollar millennium party "Quiet." The party, which took place at an abandoned loft manufacturing building on Lower Broadway, featured over 90 Japanese-hotel-style pods where artists lived, played, worked, and partied. With numerous mini-disco bars throughout and streaming cameras tucked in every corner, it was the ultimate multi-media bash. Harris' surveillance-as-art project exposes the problems of privacy in the internet age and asks provocative questions about the power of ego in a place where everything is on display.
Admission $5.00. Tickets at the door and online. Doors at 6:00pm. FILM at 7:00pm.
Directed by Ondi Timoner. Not Rated. 90 minutes. English.
Wikipedia Biography: Ondi Timoner is an American film director, producer and editor. Timoner has won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival twice. The only filmmaker to do so. Born in Miami, Florida, Timoner graduated cum laude from Yale University, with a double major in American Studies (concentration in Film and Literature) and Theater Studies. Her 2004 Sundance-winning documentary DIG!, about the collision of art and commerce through the lives of two bands, and her 2009 top prize-winner We Live in Public, about internet visionary, Josh Harris, who showed by example how willingly privacy and even sanity are traded in the virtual age, were both acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City for their permanent collection.
"This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man. What does it tell us? Did living a virtual life destroy him?" Roger Ebert
RottenTomatoes Rating: 83 / IMDb Rating: 7.1
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