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WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – THE JOSH HARRIS STORY – A FILM BY ONDI TIMONER – HITS LONDON !!
“Riveting… A compelling cautionary tale” – New York Times
“remarkable… Mesmerizing!” – LA Weekly
“This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man.[4 stars]” – Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times
“A fascinating tale of dot-com boom, bust and bizareness” Wired magazine.
and, yes, I – NANCY SMITH had a life before artlovers !! – I have some screen time – in the movie. even in the trailer. this is my crew !! ok. I’m the one, in the green & yellow puffy jacket – who got into a big huge fight !! – and was kicked out – duh !! though I get to have a last word ‘cameo’ towards the end of the film, as well. I’m the one in the black hoodie who says Josh has set out to sea !! I also participated in a major way in the behind-the-scenes production – of the original dot.com art parties !!!!
how ? as a founding & participating artist; as an in-house production crew member; as an archivist; and, at times – as a personal right-hand assistant to Josh Harris. I was the group’s art world liaison; and I did the early p.r. !! duh !!
and, p.s. yes, we beat out – THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE – at SUNDANCE !!
DIRECTOR ONDI TIMONER writes:
. . . after incredible runs in New York, LA, Austin, Boston, San Fran and Chicago, we are bringing our 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning doc to both SEATTLE, WASHINGTON and all over the UK for theatrical runs beginning Friday November 13th !! We will be at the VARSITY THEATRE in SEATTLE.
Thank you Seattle for showing us a warm welcome with great advance press, The Stranger writes, “More than any of Harris’s individual internet art experiments, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC showcases the grand and sometimes psychotic ideas behind his controversial projects, and Timoner’s film is the work of art for which Josh Harris will be remembered. . If you like good documentaries, go see it.”
The Seattle Post Globe raves, “Timoner is one of our great documentarians because she devotes herself so completely to her subjects. She spent ten years filming Harris, and the most valuable footage comes form his early career, when he was a leading prophet(eer) of the World Wide Web.”
We will also be on 3 Seattle-area radio stations this Sunday (today!!/Nov 15): K2OK 102.5FM at 6am, KJAQ 96.5FM at 7am, and KPTK AM 1090 at 11am. can’t wait, or not in Seattle: check it out here !!
Our London UK theatrical opening is at the ODEON PANTON STREET and the star of our film , JOSH HARRIS, was present in the flesh for the Q+A sessions which took place on Fri the 13th and Sat the 14th !!
We are opening in the following UK cities this week:
We are fresh off of a great run at the Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival, where we had live Q+As, jammed houses and a really fun afterparty. check out some pix, here !!
The British love keeps coming, including a feature on Josh Harris in the Guardian !!
In fact we’ve had a plethora of amazing press lately, including four stars in UK-based Empire and Total Film. And The Times writes: “Timoner specializes in portraits of charismatic, dynamic and dangerously deluded characters… A cautionary tale for our Orwellian, Facebook-addled, Twitter addicted confessional surveillance age.”
check out what others have to say on our behalf in our latest press roundup !!
Kudos also came recently in the form of two Cinema Eye Honors nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Editing and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Score. High Fives all around !!
We have been adding lots of web exclusives on a regular basis — great deleted clips, bits, bobs and extras that hit the cutting room floor. (oh oh .. ) You can access this area of the site through the WEB EXCLUSIVES link on our widget. Get your WE LIVE IN PUBLIC fix and keep checking back regularly because we post new material all the time.
Get the widget here: http://www.WELIVEINPUBLICTHEMOVIE.COM/ !!
thanks for the up-date, Ondi !!
check out: JAN ALBERT’S take – on WE LIVE ON PUBLIC for artlovers !!
and, yeah !! that’s me, and my son, Theo – way back in Dec 1999 – in the ‘QUIET’ pod hotel – in the film’s MoMA poster !!
NANCY SMITH & son, Theo. at QUIET, NYC. Dec 1999 – Jan 2000.
aka THE PSEUDO MILLENNIUM PARTY !!
JOSH HARRIS. at QUIET, NYC. Dec 1999 – Jan 2000.
yes, this man was my boss. back in the day. so back off, all !!