Bidder 70

Student Tim DeChristopher successfully bid $1.7 million dollars on unspoiled Federal land in Utah scheduled for federal oil and gas lease sales. Without intention of paying. All in the name of climate justice. The act cost him a 2-year Federal prison sentence

Directors

Beth Gage and George Gage

Country

USA 

Year

2012

Running Time

73 min

Watch the Film

www.bidder70film.com

   

SFGFF Film Program:


Bidder_70.jpgUtah’s natural beauty plays a leading role in this documentary about economics student Tim DeChristopher’s vault to the front page and eventually to federal prison for successfully bidding $1.7 million dollars at the Bureau of Land Management lease sale on 22,000 acres of pristine Utah land scheduled for federal oil and gas lease sales. Without any intention of paying. All in the name of climate justice. The nonviolent civil disobedience act cost him a 2-year Federal Prison sentence. Filmmakers Beth and George Gage paint a portrait of this 27-year old man’s journey through the legal system as he stays true to his principles and commitment to a reusable energy future. This award winning film features Robert Redford, Terry Tempest Williams, Terry Root, James Hansen, Bill McKibben and more. Released from prison on April 21 3013, Tim DeChristopher will be in attendance at this special celebratory screening.

Screening: June 03, 2013 at New People Cinema. SF Premiere.

Discussion with: Beth Gage & George Gage, co-directors; Tim DeChristopher, activist and film's subject.

WINNER: 2013 Inspiring Lives Award