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Share This; Sundance Preemed Docu on Aaron Swartz is Selected for 2014 Hot Docs Fest Opener

North America’s premiere docu-buffet destination has selected the type of docu that in one sweeping motion is an insightful, touching and infuriating tale about how the system broke one of the internet’s most respected and free spirits. Brian Knappenberger’s The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story Of Aaron Swartz is one among the whopping 197 official selections curated for the 2014 edition of the Hot Docs Festival (which runs between April 24 to May 4). will be on hand to cover the fest.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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