Media Arts Program

Wednesday, February 20, 1985


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Joe Gibbons presents LIVING IN THE WORLD (Joe Gibbons, 1985).

"In his 1985 film Living in the Worldhe stars as a working stiff named Joe Gibbons, just trying to make it through the eight-hour day with his dignity intact. Existentially bereft, he laments, 'I read the paper and there’s so much going on that I have nothing to do with.' He quits his job and turns to crime to make ends meet.…

"Born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1953, Gibbons grew up reading Jonas Mekas’s film criticism in the Village Voice and started making films at Antioch College, where he studied with Tony Conrad."

Sarah Cowan, Paris Review, March 7, 2016

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