Bidder 70 2013

Bidder 70

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Bidder 70

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  • By keeping their focus on this remarkable, insightful figure, the Gages deliver a film that reflects the humanity of its subject.

    March 24, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Though viewers may already be aware of how DeChristopher's 2011 trial ended, the film maintains a gripping air of tension and mystery leading up to the verdict (he was sentenced to two years in federal prison for fraud but released after 21 months).

    June 27, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • As dully earnest, disorganized and self-righteous as an editorial in a student newspaper ...

    May 17, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • "Bidder 70," for all its clumsiness, nails the way that a spontaneous act of courage can focus the mind and clarify an ideology.

    May 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/5
  • Seems designed primarily for teach-ins and rallies.

    May 16, 2013 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

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  • DeChristopher's ability to move with intellectual seriousness and a light heart between festivals and courtrooms complicates the popular idea of The Man and what his brand of power can achieve.

    May 14, 2013 | Full Review…

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