Special Earth Day Presentation: Bidder 70
USA, 2012, 73 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Crime, Educational, Human Rights, Nature, Student
Programs: Documentary, Spotlight on Colorado
Special Earth Day screening Monday, April 22nd at 7pm
Activist Tim DeChristopher live via Skype for a post film Q&A
Digital presentation - Tim DeChristopher, an environmental activist, will be released from prison on 4/21. On 4/22 (Earth Day) we’re holding a one-night nationwide screening of BIDDER 70, the fantastic documentary that chronicles the act of civil disobedience that landed Tim in prison for the past 2 years. The screening will be followed by a SKYPE Q&A with Tim from the Tower Theater in Salt Lake City. Audiences across the country will be able to submit questions for Tim via Twitter.
BIDDER 70 follows Tim, a University of Utah student, who on December 19, 2008, in a dazzling act of civil disobedience, derailed the outgoing Bush administration’s illegal Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction. As bidder #70, Tim bid $1.8 million and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had no intention to pay or drill. Tim was indicted on two federal felonies with penalties of up to ten years in prison. A personal portrait, BIDDER 70 illuminates how the choices we make deter-mine our future and the world we live in.The Huffington Post called BIDDER 70 “a most inspiring film” and Slant Magazine wrote, “By the film’s end, DeChristopher’s audacious direct action seems not only heroic, but also accessible, possible, and perhaps one of the few real ways forward.”
Bidder 70 - Trailer from Gage & Gage Productions on Vimeo.
DIRECTOR: Beth Gage, George Gage
Producer: Beth Gage, George Gage
Editor: Ryan Suffern
Screenwriter: Beth Gage
Cinematographer: George Gage
Principal Cast: Tim DeChristopher
Official Film Website