Three festivals, one weekend

August 19, 2012
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.

We Are Legion makes its South of the Border premiere

July 13, 2012

Somos Legión: La Historia de los Hacktivistas (a.k.a. We Are Legion) joins other international fare at the 15th Annual Guanajuato International Film Festival, in Mexico.

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

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

August 1, 2012

We Are Legion at home at “Movie Night with the Dark Tangent” at DEF CON 20

July 28, 2012
This year, DEF CON, one of the world’s largest and longest running hacking conferences, celebrates its 20th anniversary in Las Vegas.  As a way of celebrating Jeff Moss (The Dark Tangent) presents the film to appreciative audiences. (video of panel discussion)

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival screens We Are Legion & hosts panel discussion

July 23, 2012
A panel featuring Samuel Archibald (director and  president of the Fantasia’s International Short Films jury),  Jean-Michel Berthiaume (specialist in cartoon strips) and Simon Laperrière (director of Fantasia’s Camera Lucida section) met to discuss We Are Legion.

We Are Legion wins Best Picture: Documentary at the 2012 Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival

July 13, 2012
In We Are Legion‘s first festival win, filmmaker Brian Knappenberger is awarded the prize for Best Picture in the documentary category. Since 2008, the DFFLA has showcased some of the best in independent cinema in the heart of the world’s Entertainment & Arts Capital.
A complete list of winners and festival highlights is available here:
http://www.dffla.com/downtown-festival-la-announces-2012-award-winners/

 

Variety’s Eddie Cockrell reviews We Are Legion

July 10, 2012
“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
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117947882/