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If a Tree Falls

Thursday April 26 | 6:00pm

6:00pm film at Jane Pickens Theater

Jane Pickens (JPT)

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2012 Oscar Nominated for Best Documentary

"An extraordinary documentary... a fearless exploration of complexity in a world drawn to oversimplified depictions of events and problems, heroes and villains." -The New York Times

"This gripping documentary offers an intimate look at the radical environmental group ELF. Packs... visceral punch." -Los Angeles Times
[The film] "begins with a small story and then over time, with persistence and a determination to explore all sides of a narrative, gains increasing complexity and strength in its insistence to raise questions an provoke thought." -Sundance Film Festival Jury, on presenting "Best Documentary Editing" award

IF A TREE FALLS is a rare behind-the-curtain look at the Earth Liberation Front, the radical environmental group that the FBI calls America's 'number one domestic terrorist threat.' With unprecedented access and a nuanced point of view, the documentary tells the story of Daniel McGowan, an ELF member who faced life in prison for two multi-million dollar arsons against Oregon timber companies. The film employs McGowan's story to examine larger questions about environmentalism, activism, and terrorism

Run time: USA/ 85 min / no rating