Craigslist Joe

Craigslist Joe

A film by Joseph Garner
Starring Joseph Garner

31 Days. No Money. No Contacts. Endless Possibilities.

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.

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 – Joe lived for a month looking for alms in America’s new town square: Craigslist. 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?

Through his explorations, Joe gained insights into our collective psyche, and took the pulse of an anxious nation teetering on a knife’s edge of hope and uncertainty.

 

Technical Information

Production Year
2012
Country of Production
USA
Language
English
Running Time
90 mins

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Sunday, Aug 12, 2012
7:30pm

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