The Internet’s Own Boy
english orginal EN
& The Story of Aaron Swartz
The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz is a American biographical documentary film about Aaron Swartz written, directed, and produced by Brian Knappenberger. The film premiered in the US Documentary Competition program category at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival on January
After its premiere at Sundance, Participant Media and FilmBuff acquired distribution rights of the film. The film was released to theatres and VOD on June 27, , in United States. It was followed by a broadcast television premiere on Participant’s network Pivot in late 2014.
The film also played at the SXSW on March 15, . It served as the opening film at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on April 24, .
The film’s UK premiere took place at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June 2014 and won the Sheffield Youth Jury Award that year. In August , the film was screened at the Barbican Centre in London as part of The BBC also aired the film in January as part of its Storyville documentary brand. It was also released on the Internet with a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.
Geoffrey Berkshire在他的在Variety上的评论上将该影片描述为“一位互联网神童的一生和其政治上的坚定信念的迷人肖像，不幸的是他在2013年初以自杀作为终结”。The Hollywood Reporter杂志的John DeFore给予该影片正面评价。