When local activist Stephanie Guthrie chose to call amateur game designer Ben “Bendilin” Spurr to account for his vile, violent game Beat Up Anita Sarkeesian, she didn’t expect to attract the attention of local and national media, the writer and director of The IT Crowd, or the ire of anonymous angry male gamers. But through it all, she stuck to her guns and dragged an ugly but important issue into the spotlight.
Dork Shelf talks to the director of Hot Docs 2012 selection We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, Brian Knappenberger, about his fascination with Anonymous and his approach to making a film about and for the internet age.
We break out the big guns for today's Hot Docs 2012 preview with a lot of titles that have gone rush, including Indie Game: The Movie, We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, Detropia, Finding Truelove, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, and The World Before Her. Also looks at Sexy Baby, Mom and Me, Beware of Mr. Baker, and The Job.
This week on DVD we go nose to nose with Lady and the Tramp, shot for shot in the Texas Killing Fields, word for word with Anonymous, and puff for puff with A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas.