Free screening of ‘Bidder 70’ set for Saturday in Aspen

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

ASPEN – There will be a free screening of the film “Bidder 70” at the Wheeler Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Bidder 70” is an acclaimed documentary that links two of the defining environmental issues of our time: climate change and energy development. It tells the story of Tim DeChristopher and the popular movement he has launched. DeChristopher is a Utah college student who is now serving a two-year prison sentence for disrupting a Bureau of Land Management auction of oil and gas leases outside Arches and Canyonlands national parks.

The screening of the film is designed to inspire creative, smart, fun, savvy citizens to join together and create a movement to prevent drilling for natural gas in the Thompson Divide area west of Carbondale, according to Wilderness Workshop, a conservation group.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with representatives of Peaceful Uprising (DeChristopher’s group) and Wilderness Workshop.