FRI
NOV 16, 2012


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‘We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists’

Why: Documentaries don’t get much more lively or timely than this. We Are Legion tells the story of hacking from its earliest days (everyone tries to forget this now, but Steve Jobs started out as a hacker) through its more recent, populist formulations. Everything you need to know about 4chan, Anonymous, and LulzSec—from the internet-organized real-life protests of Scientology centers worldwide through WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring—is told in a zippy, highly visual style. Important questions of privilege, race, and sexism are never really addressed, but this is still required viewing. (SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center, www.siff.net, 6 and 8 pm, $10)

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