New Screenings Just Added in Texas & Arizona

Studio Movie Grill, the innovative theatre chain that combines great movies with top-notch food & drinks, has just announced a special 2-night run of We Are Legion on October 23rd & 24th. The film will be playing at SMGs in Dallas, Texas, Houston, Texas, & Scottsdale, Arizona.

So, come out & support We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists & enjoy SMG’s Beer + Burger Tuesday or Endless Pizza Wednesday, while you’re at it.

Tickets are available here.

 

LEGION HITS THEATRES!

We Are Legion hits theatres in New York, Los Angeles, & Montreal this Friday for a one week run from October 19th – 25th. Please come out to support the film!

New York City

The Quad Cinema
34 W 13th St # B, New York, NY 10011
Official Site

Daily Showtimes: 1:00pm, 5:15pm, 9:40pm
Friday & Saturday @ 9:40pm – Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger & film participants Greg Housh, PokeAnon, Sethdood, & (schedule-permitting) Vendetta will host a panel discussion, following the screening.

Los Angeles

Laemmle’s Playhouse 7
673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Official Site

Daily Showtimes: 1:30pm, 4:00pm
Sunday @4:00pm – Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger will host a Q&A following the screening. 

Montreal

Cinema du Parc
3575, Park Ave., Montreal (Québec), H2X 3P9
Official Site 

Friday, Monday – Thursday @ 9:15pm
Saturday & Sunday @ 5:15pm & 9:15pm

Great Reviews roll in from The Village Voice, IMDB, & more!

On the eve of We Are Legion‘s U.S. theatrical premiere, positive reviews for We Are Legion have been rolling in. On Tuesday, IMDB wrote, “The end of 2012 is getting crowded with potential Best Documentary Oscar contenders, including Brian Knappenberger’s look into the ideologies and actions of the Anonymous collective…”

Recently, We Are Legion has been labelled “A smart, funny, fascinating and often inspiring film” by CinemaBeach.com, ”both illuminating and transfixing” by The Montreal Gazette , and a documentary “to be reckoned with” by About.com.

Perhaps the biggest boon to the film comes from a The Village Voice, whose Michelle Orange called the film “engrossing and essential to watch.” Orange goes on to say that, “[in] We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, former Frontline producer Brian Knappenberger’s fascinating, incisive social history of the online network known as Anonymous, those early grapplings are the source of a strange and amorphous moral awakening.”

Photo Courtesy of The Village Voice / @an0nyc

We Are Legion hits Arizona, Sydney & Rio

October 15, 2012

We Are Legion‘s world tour continued this weekend, with screenings in Arizona, Australia, & Brazil.

Finishing up its four-day-run at the Festival do Rio, We Are Legion‘s final screening was on Thursday, October 11th. That same day – 8200 miles away from Brazil – the film also screened to a packed house in Sydney, Australia. At the 2nd annual Antenna Documentary Film Festival, We Are Legion played alongside 29 other documentaries, spotlighting social justice issues.

Back in the states, We Are Legion was featured as part of the official selection of Arizona’s Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. In additional to its four day festival, the FMFF has been providing film screenings and offer curricular links to more than 1400 students in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas for the past nine years. We Are Legion had the privilege of being screened in the city’s historic Orpheum Theatre.

Photo Courtesy of The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival / Phillipa Wright

LulzSec Member Raynaldo Rivera Pleads Guilty

Raynaldo Rivera and attorney Jay Leiderman outside United States District Court – Central district of California – in Los Angeles.

LulzSec member Raynaldo Rivera known by the online monikers “neuron”, “royal” and “wildicv” plead guilty on Thursday, October 11th to one count of conspiracy to knowingly and intentionally cause damage to a protected computer.  He admitted to charges that he and other members working as LulzSec caused the “transmission of a program, information, code, and command, and as a result of such conduct, would and did intentionally cause damage.”

Rivera said during his plea, “I joined Lulzsec and conspired to attack Sony Pictures and carried out the act of accessing Sony Pictures database.”  Rivera faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in jail with a 3 year supervised release and a potential $250,000 fine.  Sony claims the activity caused damages in excess of $600,000.

Rivera is 20 years old and currently lives in Arizona, but entered his plea in United States District Court in Los Angeles.

The indictment alleges Sony’s computer systems were compromised from May to June of 2011 by members of LulzSec.  Rivera allegedly used a proxy server to mask his is IP address, obtained – along with co-conspirators – information through an SQL injection and then distributed that information to other members of LulzSec.

Sentencing is currently scheduled for Thursday, March 14th, 2013.

Egypt’s President Pardons Revolutionaries

Photo courtesy of WikiMediaCommons / The Egyptian Liberal

Through his official facebook page, Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi announced on Monday that he will be issuing amnesty to those who participated in the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak earlier this year. According to BBC News, this action could signal the release of more than one-thousand revolutionaries who are currently in custody.

The Washington Post reports that the pardon spans from the first day of the revolution (January 25, 2011) until June 30th of this year, when President Mursi took office. Although the terms are still somewhat ambiguous, the pardon applies to crimes “committed with the aim of supporting the revolution,” wit the exception of murder. As of Monday afternoon, hundreds of prisoners have already been released.

We Are Legion spans the globe in October

Beginning on October 1st, We Are Legion was shown to packed houses in Milwaukee, Italy, Tacoma, & Rio de Janeiro.

In the U.S., the documentary  was featured in the official selection for Milwaukee Film Festival, which experienced its most successful weekend since the festival’s founding in 2008. We Are Legion made 88Nine Radio Milwaukee’s list of Festival Picks. The film was also a proud part of Washington’s Tacoma Film Festival. The program was organized by & held in The Grand, Tacoma’s only non-profit art-house movie theater. We Are Legion also had the honor of being screened at the Tacoma Art Museum.

We Are Legion made its Italian debut at the Internazionale a Ferrara. The festival, which sets out to showcase the best in international cinema, ran from October 5th – 7th.

Finally, three screenings of We Are Legion were held at the Festival do Rio, in Rio de Janeiro (with one final screening later this week). The festival, which is the largest film festival in South America, celebrates its 14th anniversary this year. Vik Birkbeck, the festival’s international coordinator, told The Rio Times that We Are Legion is one of five films in the festival that is “absolutely unique”.

Photo Courtesy of Flickr / Internaz

3 FESTIVALS IN ONE WEEKEND!

We Are Legion ended September in-style with 7 screenings at 3 different festivals.

The weekend began in Iceland at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. We Are Legion then moved its way to Northern California for both the Palo Alto Int’l Film Festival & the Oakland Underground Film Festival. Director Brian Knappenberger managed to make it to both festivals for Q&As after the screenings.

In Palo Alto, Knappenberger was joined by Ryan Singel – Editor of Wired.com’s Threat Level – who is also a participant in the film. In Oakland, many who participated in Occupy Oakland turned out not only to support the films, but to see themselves in the documentary.