As part of our 10-day celebration of the moving image, PIVOT and the Atlanta Film Festival proudly present this special FREE screening of The Internet's Own Boy (104 min).
Location: Plaza Theatre, Chipotle Auditorium (not handicap accessible)
Seating Time: 6:30PM (7PM showtime)
Price: FREE & Open to the Public
RSVP/Line Information: An RSVP for this screening is not required; however, it is recommended for those who wish to have priority seating after our pass-holders. RSVP-holders will be admitted into Priority Seating Group B, before non-RSVP holders are admitted; a greeter will be available at all ATLFF venues to guide you to the correct line. Pass holders do not need to RSVP.
PIVOT PRESENTS: THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY
Directed by Brian Knappenberger
USA, 2014, English, 104 minutes
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.
Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.
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