Tim DeChristopher, whose story is featured in the documentary Bidder 70, was recently released from prison after serving two years for making a false bid of nearly $2 million to prevent drilling on pristine public lands near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. His spontaneous act of civil disobedience resulted in the BLM auction being declared null and void and the Obama administration later removing the land from any future sale. You can hear his about his journey from citizen to activist during his interview with David Letterman on television Tuesday, June 25.
For those who haven’t seen the film, which premiered at Mountainfilm in Telluride in 2012, catch the Los Angeles premiere at Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Beverly Hills, June 28 through July 4. As the Hollywood Reporter promises,“By the time you’ve finished watching Bidder 70, you’ll be left both angered and hopeful.”