‘Craigslist Joe’ is an eye-opening documentary

Joseph Garner meets people across the country in 'Craigslist Joe'
Joseph Garner meets people across the country in ‘Craigslist Joe’

[rating=3]Starring: Joseph Garner
Director(s): Joseph Garner

Craigslist Joe is a new documentary film from first-time director Joseph Garner.  His idea was to explore a somewhat complex and yet simple at heart question.  Is the spirit of community gone from America?  Was it beaten out of its people by continued economic setbacks and an increasingly isolated, yet connected society thanks to social media?

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Meet the Joe in ‘Craigslist Joe’

Joseph Garner travels the nation in Craigslist Joe
Joseph Garner travels the nation in Craigslist Joe

Joseph Garner directed the new documentary Craigslist Joe which will open on August 2nd.  He had a home, a job, money, friends and family and he left them all behind for 31 days in December with a plan in mind.  He would depend on Craigslist to provide for all his needs except what he took with him.  A backpack, a laptop computer, a cellphone, the clothes on his back and a toothbrush.  His 31 day journey was documented by one cameraman who travelled with him as he journeyed out into the cyber-community.  I got a chance to sit down and ask him about his experiences, his movie, and some other thoughts on film and life:

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