Craigslist Joe

Wikipedia defines “adventure” as:

"an exciting or unusual experience. It may be bold, usually risky undertaking with an uncertain outcome"

CLJ_posterWe could not find a better definition for the film, Craigslist Joe.

In 2008, Joseph Garner was an assistant to director Todd Phillips on the movie The Hangover. In the mist of a tanking economy, he wondered: What if he lost everything? How would he get by?

In 2012, he took thought into action by embarking on a new adventure — to see if could he live for a month solely on Craigslist. Armed only with a laptop, wireless card, toothbrush, passport, and phone, Joe would rely completely on strangers to help him in the giant virtual swap meet that is

What I did was no big thing. The biggest thing was making the decision to let go of the things I hold most important and step out of my comfort zone.  It was the most amazing experience of my life. I’ve never felt so connected with people around me.

Though much of our inspiration for adventure comes in the mountains & in nature, this film reminds us that adventure can be found anywhere if you’re bold enough to follow your curiosity.

Craiglist Joe released for digital distribution in 2013, but in a casual poll among friends, not everyone had heard about it. If you haven’t seen it, take a look. It’s available on demand in the usual places: Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo On Demand, etc.