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½ January 18, 2015
Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher served 21 months in prison for protesting gas and oil leases on and near pristine Utah public land by bidding on the leases himself (p.s. he didn't have any $$$$).

DeChristopher served 16 more months than did the then-billionaire, omni-media goddess, Martha Stewart, for chump change, embarrassingly nominal, yet profoundly greedy, insider trading and securities fraud -- and 21 months more than Jamie Dimon CEO and Chairman of Too Big Too Fail JP Morgan Chase, and Lloyd Blankenfein, CEO and Chairman of Too Big Too Prosecute Goldman Sachs, WILL EVER SERVE (if ever charges are brought against the golden gods of Wall Street by the U.S. Department of Justice *Denied* (USDOJD).

A lesson in courage.
½ January 4, 2015
An interesting act of civil disobedience, but a boring documentary. You're better off just reading the story of Tim DeChristopher and not wasting an hour.
NOTE: This was the last movie I watched in 2014, 101 total movies watched and rated on Flixster in 2014.
November 2, 2013
A look at a young climate activist who chose to fight the government's sale of treasured Utah wilderness for oil drilling. His choice to place phony bids on the land leases landed him in federal prison but also shed light on the entire situation he was battling.
July 20, 2013
A very impressive documentary, "Bidder 70" doc is well worth the watch, whatever your stance on environmentalism. Afterward, you may find a broader, deeper context that will rankle the independent thinker in all of us. ... and disturbingly so.
May 21, 2013
Not only is the description of this film a complete mischaracterization of the facts, it also glorifies the actions of a person who didn't really understand what he was doing. Lease auctions have been held on public lands for decades and are but the first step in an environmental review process that takes years. It's not as simple as bid on land and then drill, companies have to spend a lot of time going through the NEPA process, which is subject to public review and protest, prior to touching the ground with so much as a shovel. This is a film that is the story of someone doing something stupid because he didn't understand the process.
May 6, 2013
great another hippie movie like Micheal Moore films. what I love is he talks up Unions but his filming and editing done by non-union guys he comes out against Greenhouse Gases but travels in private jets everywhere
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