On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the historic Texas Theater in Oak Cliff will be throwing a red carpet premiere for the first full-length documentary on the subject, called "One Couch at a Time."
The film follows director and veteran Couchsurfer Alexandra Liss of San Francisco through 20 countries, six continents, for seven months using the Couchsurfing Web site. Liss also explores crowd-funding, micro-loaning, co-working, ridesharing, and gift-economies as the film climaxes at what she dubs "the ultimate sharing society" -- Burningman.
Liss will be traveling to Dallas to personally attend the event.
"We are entering an age where access is more important than ownership," Liss said. "Contrary to mainstream opinion, by embracing the 'age of sharing' mentality is to have access to methods which make the pursuit of your passions and dreams merely a couch away."
Featured interviews include author and lifestyle architect Tim Ferriss, founder of Burningman Larry Harvey, sharing economy expert Rachel Botsman, philosopher and author Charles Eisenstein, and of course, the founder of Couchsurfing, Casey Fenton.
Each host and traveler along the way also provide unique experiences, becoming "sub-subjects" illustrating the exchange. Liss, who says she began the journey heartbroken, ends up learning lessons of a lifetime with the help of a few worldly friends.
Trailer and media guide are available at www.onecouchatatime.com.
Information on the Texas Theater is available at www.thetexastheatre.com.
What: Dallas Premier of "One Couch at a Time"
When: Thursday, March 7, 2013
Where: Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208 (Map)
How Much: $9.50
Where to Purchase: http://thetexastheatre.com/movies-events/one-couch-at-a-time
RSVP: Facebook Event (see who's going to be there)