This week at The Bloor, The Case Against 8 takes a heartfelt and intricate look at a hot button issue, while The Internet's Own Boy stumbles in the exact opposite way.
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz Special Presentation/Opening Night Gala/Scotiabank Big Ideas A major disappointment not only for the opening night film, but also for filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, whose previous We Are Legion was one of the festival’s biggest surprises a couple of years ago. Knappenberger returns to chronicling internet culture with […]
Giuseppe Makes a Movie Filmmaker Adam Rifkin (The Chase, The Dark Backward, Detroit Rock City) follows around actor Giuseppe Andrews (Never Been Kissed, Cabin Fever, Independence Day) as he gets his Harmony Korine on while making his latest low-fi opus Garbanzo Gas. An accomplished filmmaker in his own right, Andrews has been making oddball oddities […]
All 197 films for this year's 21st annual Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival were announced today, including opening night film The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
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.