Wednesday, September 26 – 7:30 PM
CRAIGSLIST JOE, 2012, CLJ Films, 90 min. Dir. Joseph Garner. Armed with only a laptop, cellphone, toothbrush and the clothes on his back, 31-year-old Joe Garner lives for a month looking for alms in America’s new town square: Craigslist. For 31 December days and nights, everything in Joe's life comes from the Craigslist website. From transportation to food, from shelter to companionship, he depends on the generosity of people who have never seen him and whose sole connection to him is a giant virtual swap meet. In this captivating, uplifting and often very funny documentary, Garner encounters an array of unique stories that highlight the layered mosaic of national identity and reveal some of the most challenging issues facing our country today - from new economic realities, to the continued reconstruction of New Orleans, to the effect of America’s presence in Iraq. This screening is free – first come, first served.
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on August 29, 2012