1. “I think Aaron’s story is compelling for lots of different reasons. My previous film We Are Legion followed hackers and activists, so I was following Aaron’s story right from when he was arrested. He was so deeply engaged in so many issues that are really relevant about information, our relationship with information, the way the Internet is changing, and the freedoms of the Internet. And then I was struck by how much his story resonated with people far beyond the communities in which he was a celebrity—people that didn’t even know him.” 
—Brian Knappenberger, director of The Internet’s Own Boy, on Aaron Swartz. Read the rest of the Q&A and watch the new trailer, over here.

    I think Aaron’s story is compelling for lots of different reasons. My previous film We Are Legion followed hackers and activists, so I was following Aaron’s story right from when he was arrested. He was so deeply engaged in so many issues that are really relevant about information, our relationship with information, the way the Internet is changing, and the freedoms of the Internet. And then I was struck by how much his story resonated with people far beyond the communities in which he was a celebrity—people that didn’t even know him.”

    —Brian Knappenberger, director of The Internet’s Own Boy, on Aaron Swartz. Read the rest of the Q&A and watch the new trailer, over here.

  2. Legendary animator Bill Plympton has done everything — from the Oscar nominated film Your Face, to the video for Kanye West’s “Heard Em Say.” Bill’s latest project is Cheatin’, his seventh feature-length animated film, and we couldn’t be more excited about screening Cheatin’ at the Kickstarter Film Fest!

    RSVP here and see it with your own eyes!

  3. Gears is an ambitious sci-fi short film about a father and daughter in suburban Wisconsin who begin to discover intricate mechanical devices hidden throughout their home. The first film produced by UW-Milwaukee’s Production Club, this student-created project premieres tonight at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Congrats to the whole cast and crew — and kudos for giving us all the creeps!

    View on Kickstarter
  4. The latest trailer from filmmaker Jennifer Fox for her feature documentary (and wild $150k-raising KSR success), My Reincarnation. The film hits NYC theaters on October 28 @ Cinema Village and in Los Angeles @ Laemmle Monica, with a national roll-out to follow. 

    My Reincarnation chronicles the epic story of the high Tibetan Buddhist Master, Chögyal Namkhai Norbu, and his western-born son, Yeshi. It follows Namkhai Norbu’s rise to greatness as a Buddhist teacher in the West, while his son, Yeshi, recognized at birth as the reincarnation of a famous spiritual master, breaks away from his father’s tradition to embrace the modern world. Can the father convince his son to keep the family’s threatened spiritual legacy alive? Never before has a high Tibetan Master allowed such complete access to his private life and it is doubtful that another ever will…a universal story about love, transformation, and destiny.”