The Internet's Own Boy

This powerfully moving documentary examines the larger issues surrounding Internet freedom against the background of a portrait of Internet prodigy and activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26, while facing up to 35 years in prison for making allegedly illegal downloads from academic journals. Director Knappenberger (WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACKTIVISTS) exposes the injustice in the government’s fanatical prosecution of a dubious crime to make an example of Chicago-area native Swartz, creator of Infogami, Open Library, and co-founder of Reddit, who found his true calling as a crusader for freedom of information. DCP digital. (BS)

Tickets: $6-11

http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the_internets_own_boy

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  • Diane

    Sorry we were late and missed meeting the group. The parents of Aaron were very generous to answer questions after the film.

    1 · June 29

  • Nicole

    Well sorry to miss it - Google Maps took me to the wrong location based on a direct link from the Meetup page and I won't make it in time. Enjoy - hope to catch you next time.

    June 29

  • Mike M.

    Q&A with Robert Swartz after screening.

    June 27

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