• We Live in Public (2009)

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We Live in Public

Release Date: August 28th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

In 1999, Internet entrepreneur Josh Harris recruits dozens of young men and women who agree to live in underground apartments for weeks at a time while their every movement is broadcast online. Soon, Harris and his girlfriend embark on their own subterranean adventure, with cameras streaming live footage of their meals, arguments, bedroom activities and bathroom habits. This documentary explores the role of technology in our lives, as it charts the fragile nature of dot-com economy.

Director: Ondi Timoner

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Fall , Girlfriend , Transformation , Fascinating , Rise , 2000s , Quest , New York City , 1990s ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Harris saw this brave new world more than a decade ago - and liked what he saw. To watch We Live in Public is to wonder if the world we live in is just a reflection of one man's neurosis - if Harris's mix of emotional distance and rabid self-promotion has simply gone viral. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is a remarkable film about a strange and prophetic man. What does it tell us? Did living a virtual life destroy him? show more

  • 75
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    Fascinating, like a car wreck seen through a rearview mirror. show more

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