Saturday, July 14, 2012

Movies: Craigslist Joe

Here's a very interesting documentary coming out in August that many of you may not know about. This is a documentary produced by "Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis. Craigslist Joe is about a guy who lives off craigslist for one month with no money or contact with anyone he knows. Check out the trailer:

In a time when America's economy and sense of community were crumbling, one guy left everything behind--to see if he could survive solely on the support of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. It was in this climate that 29-year-old Joseph Garner cut himself off from everyone he knew and everything he owned, to embark on a bold adventure. Armed with only a laptop, cell phone, toothbrush, and the clothes on his back--alongside the hope that community was not gone but just had shifted--Joseph began his journey. For 31 December days and nights, everything in his life would come from the Craigslist website. From transportation to food, from shelter to companionship, Joe would depend on the generosity of people who had never seen him and whose sole connection to him was a giant virtual swap meet. Would America help Joe? Could he survive with nothing, apart from the goodwill of others?

Being a fan of documentaries, I am definitely going to check this out. It looks like an enjoyable film to me. Not sure If I will go see it in a theater because it will be released the same day on itunes and Video on Demand.

What do you think of Craigslist Joe? Feel free to comment with your thoughts.

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