VHX presents WE ARE LEGION: THE STORY OF THE HACKTIVISTS, an enthralling documentary that explores the culture and history of the online group Anonymous. Available DRM-free for $10 directly from the filmmakers at wearelegionthedocumentary.com.
Featuring interviews with current Anonymous members, WE ARE LEGION follows the group’s evolution from its early days on the website 4chan to a now-global movement of hacktivists.
Movie Trailer of the Day: How To Survive A Plague is the story of the activists who stopped AIDS from becoming a death sentence:
This improbable group of activists bucked oppression and, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, helping to identify promising new medication and treatments and move them through trials and into drugstores in record time. In the process, they saved their own lives and ended the darkest days of a veritable plague, while virtually emptying AIDS wards in American hospitals in the process.
The documentary is in theaters September 21.
This is crazy. An Elon student named Alex emailed me a couple months ago about being in a documentary about comics. Now it is out and I am in it! A lot. Boy.
My friend Andy’s in there a bunch too, being a presentable human being. Show-off.
Flex Is Kings is an independent feature length documentary about street dance in Brooklyn. It’s almost done and now we need your help!
This is a story of urban improbability. East New York is an impoverished section of Kings County with one of the highest crime rates in the borough. And yet a large and growing group of young men have transformed their streets into a stage.
This project got funded but go show your support. I sure as hell am going to.
A 9 year old boy - who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store - is about to have the best day of his life.
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Directed by Nirvan
“It’s not one of those films which is so easy to get money for because it might be an issue film, a political, a social issue but I think it’s even more important than that..As Margaret Mead has said, in one of her lectures which I attended, that we need more than anything, to find common ground with other people. And if there’s a purpose to the film, then that’s it.”- Albert Maysles
Traces of Analog
Nice little documentary about the fall and “rebirth” of the VHS tape.
I LOVE VHS! I have about 50 or so actual releases, and probably a hundred tapes of stuff from 90’s television recorded. The only things I have that would probably be worth anything are the Hong Kong kung fu releases, of which I do have an uncut official release of Jackie Chan’s Legend of Drunken Master 2.
NSFW WARNING: Some works by Moebius featured in the special contain graphic violence and/or nudity. Excelsior!
Morning documentary trailer: ‘Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines’
Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan’s Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines is a documentary about Wonder Woman and her place in the history of both comics and the feminist movement.
“Wonder Women looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation,” Guevara-Flanagan writes, describing the documentary as “an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male dominated superhero genre.”