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If A Tree Falls: Documentary Film Premier about the Hunt for the Earth Liberation Front
Date Friday July 15
Time 9:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Announcing the Bay Area and Los Angeles Premiers of IF A TREE FALLS beginning Friday, July 15th! A new documentary from Academy Award nominated filmmakers about the federal government's hunt for the Earth Liberation Front, and the terrorism-branding of radical environmentalists.
Event Type Screening
Organizer/Authorvia e-mail
Announcing the Bay Area and Los Angeles Premiers of  IF A TREE FALLS 
beginning Friday, July 15th!  
A new documentary  from Academy Award nominated filmmakers about the federal government's hunt for the Earth Liberation Front, and the terrorism-branding of radical environmentalists. 
View the trailer here 
Alternative trailer link:  here
PLEASE ANNOUNCE WIDELY.  The size of audiences over opening weekend will determine the length of the run.
Winner of the U.S. Documentary Editing Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, IF A TREE FALLS  is a feature-length documentary that offers a behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front (ELF), the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America’s “number one domestic terrorist threat.”  Centering on the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who participated in two multi-million-dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies, the film investigates the origins of the ELF in America and explores how a working class kid from Queens found himself facing life in prison for “eco-terrorism.”  Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews from all the players — including ELF cell members and the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them — IF A TREE FALLS weaves an intriguing and suspenseful story that asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism in America today.

Read reviews :
    in Outside Magazineproclaiming the film "this summer's most urgent documentary"   
    in the NY Times, hailing it as "an exemplary piece of reporting" 
    and at Entertainment Weekly, including: "the film sweeps us up like a thriller!"

IF A TREE FALLS is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories and will screen nationwide this summer. 
Click here for more information and upcoming scheduled screenings.  

Follow the film here on facebook and twitter. 
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