199 West 8th Avenue
Tuesday, February 12
at Cozmic Pizza (199 w 8th ave, eugene or)
The movie “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” will be shown at Cozmic on Tuesday February 12th from 7pm, with a discussion by film maker and fellow bomb victim Darryl Cherney. The film shows how these Earth First! activists were nearly killed for their activism and falsely arrested on terrorism charges, but won a lawsuit against the FBI. $5-$10 sliding scale.
For more information see whobombedjudibari,com.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? Hits Eugene in Hunt for Bomber
Documentary of Unsolved Mystery Chronicles FBI’s Arrest of Redwood Activists and Car Bomb Victims, and a Victorious 1st Amendment Lawsuit
The mystery of who car-bombed labor and Earth First! organizer Judi Bari in 1990 may be solved yet, as far as fellow victim turned documentary film producer Darryl Cherney is concerned. His production company is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the bomber, while distributing the movie he and Director Mary Liz Thomson crafted out of colorful archival footage of the redwood timber wars of the 1990’s.
The 93-minute, award-winning documentary (http://whobombedjudibari.com/press.htm) will screen at Cozmic Pizza on Tuesday, February 12 with a reception with Producer Cherney at 7 pm and the movie starting at 7:30 pm. It is being promoted here following presentations in New York, Florida, California and the Southwest. Other Oregon screenings include Feb. 7/8 in Ashland, Feb. 9 in Selma and Feb. 13 in Portland.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? chronicles a great, unsolved mystery: who tried to assassinate Judi Bari, one of the most prominent environmental organizers of her day, on May 24, 1990. Bari and her eco-cohort, Darryl Cherney, were car-bombed in Oakland while on a musical organizing tour for three months of non-violent demonstrations called Redwood Summer. The feisty Bari was galvanizing thousands to camp out and protest the clearcutting of the giant trees. Despite having received dozens of death threats, Bari and Cherney were arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police for allegedly bombing themselves. The pair went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations and won four million dollars, though not before Bari died of cancer seven years after being crippled by the bombing.
Who Bombed Judi Bari? includes a special Humboldt County version of “Angel from Montgomery” performed by Bonnie Raitt; a live version of “Shady Grove” by the David Grisman Quintet 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 legendary environmentalist, David Brower. The movie is narrated by Bari herself, shot on camera as she told her life story through her deathbed testimony. As Bari weaves her tale under oath, the movie flashes back and forth to footage of daring, action-packed, yet often humorous and musical scenes.
Cherney is still in court with the FBI today. An agreement was just reached in December 2012 to test evidence that could identify the bomber. The Eugene event is co-sponsored by the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Admission is $5-10 on a sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds.