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We Live in Public


Release Date: August 28, 2009 (NY; LA release: Sept. 24)
Studio: Interloper Films
Director: Ondi Timoner
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Josh Harris
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: WeLiveinPublicthemovie.com
Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available
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Movie Poster: Not Available
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Plot Summary: "We Live in Public" is the story of the Internet's revolutionary impact on human interaction as told through the eyes of Internet pioneer and visionary, Josh Harris. Though once considered the godfather of the downtown Internet scene in NYC in the 90s, known far and wide for his outrageous parties, innovations in chat, streaming audio and the creation of the first online television network, Harris is but a footnote in history at this point all because he took his experiments with the Internet and media consumption too far. Award-winning filmmaker, Ondi Timoner, has been documenting his incredible experiments, and his ups and downs, for over a decade from puppeteer to puppet, from millionaire to exiled and broke. 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.

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