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THE INTERNET'S OWN BOYEast Coast Premiere
At age 13, Aaron Swartz co-authored the Web's RSS format. His lifelong passion to liberate information reached its zenith in a game-changing 2012 campaign to limit government control of the Internet. Less than a year later, a disconsolate Swartz killed himself at 26 while facing a barrage of federal charges regarding his attempt to replicate a proprietary academic database. Swartz's inspiring life saga celebrates extraordinary accomplishment and laments the stinging absence of an unswerving visionary. – TM
Thursday, June 19, 7:15 p.m.
Moderator Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post
Brian Knappenberger, director
David Segal, Demand Progress
Ben Wikler, host of The Good Fight