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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

Catalyst Screening

Thursday, June 19, 7:15 p.m.
Naval Heritage

Post-screening discussion:

Moderator Cecilia Kang, The Washington Post
Brian Knappenberger, director
David Segal, Demand Progress
Ben Wikler, host of The Good Fight


Thursday, June 19, 7:15 p.m.
Naval Heritage
Catalyst Screening
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Saturday, June 21, 3:45 p.m.
AFI Silver
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Director: Brian Knappenberger
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time (minutes): 105
Language: ENGLISH Film Guide Catalyst Screenings