FilmBuff and Participant Media announced that the new documentary, "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz," is in select theaters throughout the U.S. and available via on-demand video rental through iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon Instant Video, Comcast, DirecTV, Xbox Video, Sony Entertainment Network, Vudu, and Google Play. You can also find out what theaters are carrying the film today via Fandango. You can buy the film from Vimeo as well.
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. Swartz is best known online as a co-founder of social network Reddit and one of the key developers behind the RSS protocol. But it was his Internet activism related to making information freely available to everyone, government overreach, 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 learn more about the film here.