Director: Mary Liz Thomson
Running Time: 95 Min.
Cast: Judi Bari, Darryl Cherney, Dennis Cunningham
Plot: Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were falsely arrested for car-bombing themselves on May 24, 1990 while on an Earth First! musical organizing tour for Redwood Summer. They sued the FBI for violations of the First Amendment, claiming the FBI knew they were innocent but arrested them to try to silence them. Having survived the bomb but now stricken by cancer, Judi Bari, a leader of the movement to save California's old growth redwoods, gives her on-camera, deathbed testimony about the attempt on her life and her colorful organizing history with the radical environmental movement Earth First.
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Crime
Official Web Site: Link
"On the Trail of the Bomber" tour honors the 25th Anniversary of the Car-Bombing of Judi Bari with Screening of Who Bombed Judi Bari?
It’s been 25 years since Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney were car-bombed in Oakland and falsely arrested by the FBI and Oakland Police while on a musical organizing tour to save the redwoods. Their federal civil rights lawsuit that went to jury trial vindicated them in 2002, but the authorities never looked for the actual bomber.
On Thursday, May 21, Garberville Theater at 7:30 pm, Cherney will be presenting a benefit screening of the feature documentary he produced, Who Bombed Judi Bari?, as part of his “On the Trail of the Bomber” tour.
This screening will be a benefit for the Garberville Theater itself. This is a donation only event with no one turned away. 100% of the proceeds will go to the Garberville Theater’s ability to stay open and purchase a digital projector.
The movie will be followed with a Q & A and a musical jam of songs by and about Judi Bari. Cherney is screening the movie and visiting locations that are part of the story of the bombing.
Cherney has investigated the bombing since 1990 and will be announcing new developments in the case to find out who bombed Judi Bari. Last year, with the help of a court order, Cherney forced the FBI to turn over bomb components for fingerprint and DNA testing. Those results and more will be revealed at the screenings.
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