August 19, 2012
Three festivals in one weekend
We Are Legion enjoys its first runs at the North Doc Film Festival in North Bay, Canada and the Nevada City Film Festival, and its second run at the Melbourne International Film Festival.

August 10, 2012
We Are Legion wins the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Fantasia International Film Festival 2012
View the press release detailing all of the festival’s winners here

August 6, 2012
We Are Legion makes its premiere down under at the Melbourne International Film Festival
We Are Legion will be screening a 2nd time at the festival at 6:30pm on Sunday, August 19th. Hopefully you have a ticket, but it’s already sold out.

August 1, 2012
We Are Legion screens with other documentaries and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (!?) at the Traverse City Film Festival.

July 28, 2012
We Are Legion screens to welcoming crowds at Hacking Conference DefCon 20
Following the screening in Las Vegas, NV, We Are Legion enjoyed its largest panel discussion to-date, featuring Brian Knappenberger & five of the documentary’s stars.
(video of panel)

July 23, 2012
Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival screens We Are Legion & hosts a panel discussion on it the following day
A panelist featuring Samuel Archibald (director and  president of the Fantasia’s International Short Films jury), Jean-Michel Berthiaume (specialist in bande dessinée) and Simon Laperrière (director of Fantasia’s Camera Lucida section) met to discuss We Are Legion.
Read more here

July 21, 2012
We Are Legion makes its South of the Border premiere
We Are Legion joins other international films & documentaries at the 15th Annual Guanajuato International Film Festival, in Mexico.

July 13, 2012
We Are Legion wins Best Picture: Documentary at the 2012 Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival
A complete list of winners and festival highlights is available here

July 10, 2012
Variety’s Eddie Cockrell reviews We Are Legion
“We are Legion: The Story of The Hacktivists,” and that gleeful sense of anarchic revolution is at the heart of this insurrectionist primer examining such recent new media phenomena as the loose online collective known as Anonymous, 4chan and the Occupy movement.” – Eddie Cockrell, Variety
Read entire review here

July 7, 2012
We Are Legion screens alongside fellow docs Getting Up: The TempOne Story & Just Like Being There on night 2 of the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

June 26, 2012
We Are Legion is reviewed by IndiePix
“We Are Legion chose its genre well: the documentary lens is perfect for dissecting exactly what changed the hacktivism movement into such a politically aware vehicle that drove its way into the center of a movement as large as a regime change in Egypt.” – Wes,
Read entire review here

June 25, 2012
More reviews from SilverDocs come in
“This is a gripping, compelling, even monumental documentary. It tells a real story and maintains objectivity, airing all sides. But individually, the “characters” remain likable.” – Bill Boushka, Bill’s Movie Reviews
Read entire review here

“Fabulous interviews with Anonymous members (some hidden behind their signature Guy Fawkes masks), frantic editing, and an effective non-stop soundtrack will keep you fascinated in this important story of our times. ” – Jay Berg,
Read entire review here

June 22, 2012
NBC Washington features We Are Legion in their Weekend Preview
“Initially regarded as pranksters, Anonymous has evolved into a legit band of internationally recognized, Guy Fawkes-faced protesters. ” – Jessica Johnson,
Read article here

June 21 & 23, 2012
We Are Legion joins other “SilverDocs” at the prestigious festival presented by AFI & The Discovery Channel.
“Brian Knappenberger tracks the latter group’s evolution, from its humble beginnings as something of a no-holes-barred locker-room clique on 4Chan to a cohort capable of shuttering opponents’ websites with coordinated cyberattacks.” – Benjamin R. Freed,
Read entire review here

June 18, 2012
Brightest Young Things reviews We Are Legion
“There are a lot of good things that can be said about We Are Legion, the new documentary about the internet “hacktivist” group known as “Anonymous”, but the best aspect is how it balances its affinity for Anonymous with an honest investigation of this process.” – Jeff Spross,
Read entire review here

June 15, 2012
The Washingtonian & Forge Today check out We Are Legion
“We Are Legion does a great deal to further our understanding of Anonymous. The film is a must see for anyone interested in Internet technology or current events, or simply struggling to figure out what Anonymous is all about.” – Luke Mullins, Washingtonian
Read entire review here

“We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists is an important documentary which narrates a very recent history that has previously been largely ignored, while always remaining entertaining, exciting, funny and even slightly terrifying.” – Dan Meier,
Read entire review here

June 14 & 16, 2012
We Are Legion goes oversees
We Are Legion screens twice to packed houses at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival, in the UK.

June 1, 3, & 6
We Are Legion kicks off June at the Seattle International Film Festival
We Are Legion screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, Egyptian Theatre, & Kirkland Performance Center during the Seattle International Film Festival.

May 12, 2012
We Are Legion makes its Bay Area premiere at the Sausalito Film Festival, in Northern California.

May 1, 3, & 5, 2012
We Are Legion screens at Hot Docs
We Are Legion is showcased with 189 film from 51 countries, in the 19th Annual Canadian International Documentary Film Festival.

April 28, 2012
We Are Legion makes its New England premiere at the Independent Film Festival Boston.

April 17, 2012
We Are Legion makes its Canadian Premiere
The Calgary Underground Film Festival screen We Are Legion. Read more here.

April 12-15, 2012
We Are Legion screen 3 times at the Ashland Independent Film Festival
The festival concludes with a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers behind  ”We Are Legion,” “Tchoupitoulas,” “Smoke Songs,” “Holy Rollers,” and “The Aquadettes” (video of panel)

March 29, 2012
KPCC & Cinema Speakeasy host “Activism in the Digital Age”
A sneak preview of the film is followed by a panel discussion featuring KPCC’s social media editor P. Kim Bui, filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, internet activist Gregg Housh, & community activist Manuel Criollo. (audio available here)

March 20, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter reviews We Are Legion
“Strong, entertaining portrait of a hard-to-pin-down online phenomenon.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
Read entire review here

March 15, 2012
We Are Legion makes IndieWire’s 12 Favorite Moments from SXSW 2012 list
“”We are Legion” is a nerd spectator sport. Watching it with the tech geek-heavy crowd at SXSW was an experience unto itself. The audience howled as HBGary CEO Aaron Barr attempted to explain his unethical attempt to defraud Julian Assange and Wikileaks (a plan uncovered by members of Anonymous), applauded several noble hacks against the powers that be, and cheered on the “thousands” of virgins that lost their virginity when activist embodied itself IRL (in real life) at Anonymous’s 2008 protests against the Church of Scientology.” – Devin Faraci,
Read entire review here

“We Are Legion is equally important and timely film, a fair representation of what is happening now in civil disobedience worldwide, as the Internet becomes a powerful tool in fringe assemblies like Occupy.” – Jeff Leins,
Read entire review here

March 14, 2012
Reviews keep coming in from SWSX
“We Are Legion is an impassioned film—its energy is electrifying, and if its rousing closing is not a direct call to action, it is at the very least an endorsement.” – Jason Bailey,
Read entire review here

“We Are Legion is incredibly inspiring. We are living in a strange, exciting moment in history when astonishing change is happening, and that change is coming from truly unexpected quarters.” – Devin Faraci,
Read entire review here

“We Are Legion: The Story of Hacktivists is something you’ll want to see. Best of all, for those (like me) who knew next to nothing about “Anonymous” before he / she / they hit the newspapers, this fast-paced and surprisingly funny film will give you a quick primer on Hacking 101.” – Scott Weinberg,
Read entire review here

March 11, 2012
Reviews from SWSX start pouring in
“While hoping this doesn’t land me on a government watch list or the Church of Scientologists hit list, I have to say I really enjoyed this movie… Anyone who enjoys documentaries, technology, or current affairs, I recommend this movie.” – PK81,

Read entire review here

“Our generation not only needs this documentary as an official photograph of this important movement, but as a way to get that message out to people who may not actually know anything about Anonymous. This is an absolute must see film. Do whatever you can to see it.” – Richard,
Read entire review here

“I found myself inspired and smiling at the end of this film, having entered a secret world that I never knew anything about and walking away better informed and highly entertained.” – Ed Travis,
Read entire review here

“Hopefully, “We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists,”… will go some way in checking the distortion from the federal politicians and their benefactors on Wall Street.” – DJ Pangburn,
Read entire review here

March 11, 13, 14, & 15, 2012
We Are Legion plays 4 times to sold out houses at SWSX
A Panel Discussion featuring the filmmaker and documentary’s subjects can be heard here.

March 9, 2012
Turnstyle & Austin Chronicle run early reviews of We Are Legion
“We Are Legion: The Rise of the Hacktivists is a definitive, finely calibrated documentary on what until a few years ago was more or less a semisecret noncollective born of Chris “moot” Pool’s 4Chan site.” – Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
Read entire review here

“[The] film lays out the origin of the hacker collective Anonymous with insight and wit.” – Noah J. Nelson, Turnstyle
Read entire review here

Feb 23, 2012
Ain’t It Cool catches We Are Legion
“I ain’t gonna lie; I’m terrified of groups like Anonymous and LulzSec.  I respect and fear them – they’ve become something of the boogeymen of the Internet.”   ”Sure to be controversial, WE ARE LEGION will be talked about throughout the fest, of that I’m certain.” – Nordling, Ain’t It Cool
Read entire review here

February 1, 2012
We Are Legion is accepted into SWSX as part of the “Festival Favorites Lineup for 2012.”
Read about it here

January 20 & 26, 2012
We Are Legion premieres to two sold out audiences at SlamDance in Park City, Utah.
SLAMDANCE Spotlight: We Are Legion – SLAMDANCE TV interviews Brian Knappenberger about his documentary, We Are Legion

Jan 22, 2012
We Are Legion’s first review comes in
“The documentary goes deep. Speaking with current and former Anonymous participants — as well as Wired writers Ryan Singel and Steven Levy — Knappenberger gives a thorough chronological account of Anonymous’ exploits, up to the group’s current place at the forefront of online disobedience.” – Angela Watercutter, Wired
Read full review here