"The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" will open in select theaters throughout the United States June 27, and will be released online through iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Comcast and DirecTV. The film will be offered exclusively to own through Vimeo On Demand for the first month of release.
The film details the rise and fall of a true Internet activist who committed suicide after the U.S. Justice Department ensnared him in a two-year legal battle – a fight he felt he had no way of winning. Swartz co-founded Reddit and helped in the development of the RSS protocol, but it was his Internet activism and the U.S. government's heavy-handed tactics towards him that really made him a household name and an inspiration to all.
The film explores all of his triumphs as a programming prodigy and activist as well as the tragedy of his downfall at the hands of a government that seemingly would stop at nothing to put him in prison.
You can watch the trailer to your right or visit this link for more information.