Indie Trailer Sunday: Zach Galifianakis Presents 'Craigslist Joe' Doc

July 1, 2012
Source: Apple

Craigslist Joe Trailer

"Reality is far stranger than any fiction Hollywood can come up with." Today's worth-watching indie trailer that debuted recently on Apple is for a documentary executive produced by Zach Galifianakis titled Craigslist Joe, about a "regular Joe" named Joe who decided to live entirely off of craigslist. While that sounds a bit goofy at the start, the trailer goes on to show there seems to be a heartwarming, emotional side to this, about how people care for others, as well as the generosity and adventures that come from this kind of social experiment. It looks better than I was expecting, give it a shot, you might find yourself interested.

Watch the official trailer for Joseph Garner's documentary Craigslist Joe, in high def via Apple:

In a time when America's economy was crumbling and the sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: craigslist. 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--Joseph began his journey. For 31 December days and nights, everything in his life would come from the craigslist website. CLJ Films is releasing Joseph Garner's Craigslist Joe in limited theaters + iTunes/VOD on August 3rd this summer.

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  • Bobo_Vision
    Does it end with him getting tied to a bed, decapitated, raped, eaten, and dismembered? That would be really topical.
    • Tied to a bed AND eaten?
      • sounds like my Friday night.
      • Bobo_Vision
        Yeah, google the words "tied bed eaten decapitated craigslist".
        • Stop telling me what to google, you fucking lunatic.
          • Bobo_Vision
            Go hide under your covers and google your tiny wiener you repressed nerd.
        • Or, you could Google "Pretty, Sweet, Love, Cheerful, Craigslist." Throw "Craigslist" at the end of any Google search and you'll get a story to follow. Craigslist is the cultural epicenter of a lot of stories.
      • Bobo_Vision
        Yeah, google the words "craigslist cannibalism necrophilia".
  • Brave. Very brave.
  • There is good folks out there. This looks great. I don't know if you any of you ever watched Thumbs Up with Dave Choe? That's pretty entertaining and on the same sort of vibe. You can see it over here:
  • Jaz
    This do look like a heartwarming story. But, he did have a camera guy with him, he must've told everyone they did a "real" documentary, so everyone is ofc nice in front of a camera. I just wonder how this story would've ended up if the main person was a girl, and didn't have a camera guy with her, just shooting with her own small camera or something. I mean, I'm just saying...
  • Buckswope seems ok....but in my opinion these docs are sometime manipulated by having a film crew or one person standing around you with a hand held cam. These things should be done with hidden cameras and then see how many people would give this guy the time of day. It equals opportunity for the peeps being asked for a meal or a bed to sleep in for the night when a camera is right there in front of them. People see this sometimes not ALL the time, as an opportunity to be in a film or be on TV......without the camera there shooting it may be a totally different outcome.




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