Free Film Screening: Bidder 70 and
Live Chat with Tim DeChristopher
Celebrate Earth Day with a free screening of the award-winning film Bidder 70. The film follows Tim DeChristopher, a University of Utah student who, on December 19, 2008, in an 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.
Following the screening, DeChristopher, a former Arizona State University student, will participate in a live-video chat with audiences from coast to coast on his first full day of freedom—Earth Day!
Sponsored by the Arizona Student Environmental Coalition.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Barrett, The Honors College
Arizona State University, Tempe campus
(dinner will be provided)