Friday, February 20, 2009

Sundance Films: We Live in Public

Title: We Live in Public
Director: Ondi Timoner
Potential Major Release Date: hitting the festival circuit- next up SXSW!

Summary: Ondi Timoner's documentary chronicles a decade in the life of Internet pioneer Josh Harris, who instigated an "artificial society" experiment in which more than 100 artists lived under 24-hour surveillance in an underground compound in New York City. After FEMA broke up the project, Harris turned the cameras on himself and his girlfriend. Timoner's provocative film (winner of the Grand Jury Prize: Documentary at Sundance) includes clips from Harris's projects as well as her own original footage (NetFlix).

Thoughts: I tried to save the best for last as Ondi Timoner stole my heart with her previous work: Dig!. Her latest film, We Live in Public, came out of the gate in full stride, winning the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. After watching the trailer it’s easy to see why Sundance was captivated by her work. This story seems infinitely more edgy then even Dig! and I can’t wait to see how she handles this subject matter. A toast to the Sundance Grand Jury prize winner!

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