Tonight! Screening + Benefit on 11/17
Come support this Oscar-entry documentary! Proceeds benefit MoRUS.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? chronicles a great, unsolved mystery: who, on May 24, 1990, tried to assassinate one of the most prominent environmental organizers of her day, Judi Bari. Bari, an environmentalist and member of Earth First!, and her eco-cohort Darryl Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland in 1990 while in the middle of a speaking and concert tour promoting Redwood Summer, a campaign against corporate liquidation logging. Despite receiving dozens of death threats, Bari and Cherney were arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for the incident. The pair went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations, winning four million dollars, though not before Bari died of cancer seven years after surviving the crippling bombing.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? is composed of archival footage including a special Humboldt County live version of “Angel from Montgomery” performed by Bonnie Raitt; a live version of “Shady Grove” by the David Grisman Quintet performing at a tree-sit; rare footage of Woody Harrelson climbing the Golden Gate Bridge as an act of civil disobedience; a tribute to Judi Bari by California Governor Jerry Brown; and a powerful press conference held by the late, legendary environmentalist, David Brower. The movie is narrated by Judi Bari herself, shot on camera as she told her life story through her deathbed testimony.
The 93-minute, award-winning documentary is engaged in a week-long run at the Quad this November 16 through 22.
Producer Darryl Cherney and Director Mary Liz Thomson will be in attendance. A Q&A will follow the screening.
Proceeds will benefit the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, which suffered damages to its basement during Hurricane Sandy. MoRUS, which was slated to open this month, is currently making repairs and will hold its official grand opening on Saturday, December 8th.
Saturday, November 17 @ 8PM
34 W. 13th Street, NYC
Tickets $10, proceeds benefit MoRUS
MoRUS, located in the storefront of historic C-Squat, which unfortunately also happens to be in Flood Zone 1 in the East Village, was hit hard by the storm surge during Hurricane Sandy. Our downstairs gallery and office were completely flooded, and we are now in the process of fundraising and making repairs to the walls, electrical system, office, and exhibitions that were damaged during the hurricane, so we can continue with our Grand Opening on December 8.
One of our exhibits, a Time’s up energy bike, became a popular cell-phone charging station, and C-Squat quickly responded by setting up a cooking station to feed hundreds of people in the neighborhood. Our partner organization, Time’s Up! environmental organization, has also been making efforts to aid and bring resources to those affected by the hurricane in the Rockaways.