• Bidder 70 (2012)

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Release Date: May 17th, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 16th, 2013

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 13 min

Plot Summary
Economics student Tim DeChristopher makes a startling bid to save 22,000 acres of Utah wilderness at the 2008 BLM Oil and Gas Lease Auction.

Director: Beth Gage , George Gage

Genres: Documentary

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  • DeChristopher's primary concern is climate change, which is no small issue. But Bidder 70 would be more compelling if it had used the U.S. government's assault on the ad hoc activist to also discuss threats to the American political environment. show more

  • At least there is a happy ending — DeChristopher, for wasting the government’s resources, properly served 21 months in federal prison. Now, he has moved on to Harvard Divinity School, where his sanctimony will serve him well. show more

  • Without being didactic, the documentary demonstrates how an ordinary concerned citizen can take a stand when politicians neglect to make decisions for the good of the people and instead serve the interests of big business. show more

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