You may know Craigslist; it was one of the most effective means of reuniting people separated in the aftermath of the
hurricane, it is also a secret engine that drives the economies of the cities it moves into. In a Craigslist City it is the
place you likely found your last job,
apartment, car, couch, band mate, dance lesson, bankruptcy attorney or Friday-night
In San Francisco, everybody’s got a Craigslist story, and filmmaker Michael Ferris Gibson came up with an ingenious idea
to find a few of them: He set out to document one random day on Craigslist. What he delivers is a rollicking portrait of the
Bay Area in all its eccentric glory – a cross section of folks selling everything from 250 pairs of women’s army-surplus
pants to everything-they-own (to finance a trip around the world); guys looking for roommates or wives; an Ethel Merman
impersonator looking for a back-up band; a strange fellow hoping some hot chicks will show up for his basement sex party.
Looking for a support group for your diabetic cat? Need to rent a husband, or find a horny poodle,
a gay sperm donor or a
pre-op transsexual escort? Maybe you need a movie crew (That’s right – Gibson’s cast, crew and music were all found through
Craigslist). Gibson even found what can only be called the Ultimate Craigslist Story, which you’ve just gotta hear.
There may be Craigslists all over the globe at this point, but Gibson’s terrific movie is a giddy celebration of the San
Francisco Bay Area – where it all began.
Boise Centre on the Grove, Friday, September 30th at 12:00pm
Boise Centre on the Grove, Sunday, October 2nd at 9:30pm