Documentary Screening: BIDDER 70
The film BIDDER 70 follows Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who, on December 19, 2008, in a dazzling act of civil disobedience, derailed the outgoing Bush administration’s Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction. As bidder number 70, DeChristopher bid $1.8 million and won 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s national parks. He had no intention to pay or drill.
In February 2009, the new Obama administration agreed the land should be safeguarded and invalidated the entire auction. Nevertheless, DeChristopher was indicted on two federal felonies with penalties of up to 10 years in prison. A personal portrait, BIDDER 70 illuminates how the choices we make determine our future and the world in which we live. Tim DeChristopher puts a face on TIME magazine's 2011 Person of the Year, the Protester.
Join us for a post-film discussion featuring co-directors Beth and George Gage, who create compelling personal films focused on issues of environmental and social justice.
Free parking is available at the Brickyard Parking Garage on 6th St., east of Mill Ave. Bring your ticket and the theater will validate.
Co-sponsored by the Film and Media Studies program in ASU's Department of English.
6:30 p.m. doors open
7:00 p.m. showtime
509 S. Mill Ave.