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Tree Art Auction to
Date Monday August 22
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
1310 mission/9th street
Event Type Fundraiser
Organizer/AuthorLena Wolff
Screening and Art Auction to support THE FOREST FOR THE
TREES, a vital new documentary about Judi Bari’s civil suit against
the FBI, made by the daughter of Bari's lawyer.

When: Monday August 22, 7PM
1310 mission/9th street

The gallery of COUNTERPULSE will be transformed into a forest
with 2-D and 3-D tree art made by rising stars of the west coast art
world, including:

Cooper Lee Bombardier
Corina Bilandzija
Kathy Brady
Tammy Rae Carland
Dennis Cunningham
Kristin Dilley
Chris Duncan
Tara Lisa Foley
Barbara Garber
Susan Greene
Xylor Jane
Olivia Kent
Jaime Knight
Lisa Maurine
Alicia McCarthy
Nikki McClure
Josh McPhee
Dori Midnight
Gabby Miller
Max Miller
Ace Morgan
James Orlando
Miranda Pierce
Corinna Press
Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs
Blake Riley
Airyka Rockefeller
Oliver Halsman Rosenberg
Andrew Schoultz
Jen Smith
Miriam Klein Stahl
Sara Thustra
Lena Wolff
Lisa Young

About the film:


In 1990, environmentalist and union organizer Judi Bari's car was bombed. Within three hours of the bombing, Bari was accused of transporting the exlposives that had nearly killed her. Still in the hospital, she was arrested and labeled a terrorist in the national media. THE FOREST FOR THE TREES follows Judi Bari's story,
culminating in her civil suit against the FBI. At the heart of the film is Bari, a folk hero with an electrifying on-screen presence, and the legal battle against law enforcement that few believed she could win.

Made by Bernadine Mellis, the daughter of Judi Bari’s lead attorney Dennis Cunningham, the film follows the last major case of his career with a sense of both the beauty and the costs of a life of activism.

The current cut of the film has been screening in festivals and venues nationally, including at The Pacific Film Archive (this month), The Brooklyn Museum, The New York Underground Film Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival (where it won Best Short
Documentary), and the Santa Cruz Film Festival (where it won the Audience Award for Best Short Documentary). The art auction is intended to raise funds for a professional sound mix and distribution
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Aug 10th, 2005 11:14 AM
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