Movie screening celebrates activist released from prison

SALT LAKE CITY, (ABC 4 News ) - The release of a climate activist from prison brought dozens of supporters to view a movie screening about his life on Monday.

"Bidder 70" is a documentary about Tim DeChristopher's protest in 2008. DeChristopher disrupted an oil and gas lease auction with no intent to ever drill on the land or pay $1.7 million for it.

DeChristopher was convicted of making phony bids and sentenced in 2011. He recently finished serving two years in various prisons and a halfway house.

"Bidder 70" was screened at Tower Theater to celebrate DeChristopher's release from prison and it coincided with Earth Day. For more information about the movie, click here.

More Stories

Don't Miss

Latest News

Video Center