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Bombing documentary to be shown at Cozmic

The award-winning documentary "Who Bombed Judi Bari?" will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cozmic.

A reception with producer Darryl Cherney will begin at 7 p.m.

The 93-minute film chronicles an 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 nonviolent demonstrations called Redwood Summer.

Bari was attempting to persuade thousands to camp out and protest the clear-cutting of the giant trees. Bari was arrested on a charge of illegally transporting explosives.

The pair went on to sue the authorities for civil rights violations and won $4 million dollars, although not before Bari died of cancer seven years after being crippled by the explosion.

The event is co- sponsored by the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Admission is $5 to $10 on a sliding scale, with no one turned away for lack of funds.

Eugene-based artists guests at screening

Eugene-based media artists Steve Christiansen and Loren Sears - along with Chip Lord, the co-founder of the legendary Ant Farm media collective - are among the special guests presenting screenings in the Schnitzer Cinema this winter.

This season's programs complement the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibition "West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977," running Saturday through April 28.

The film series opens Wednesday with Christiansen, a Eugene artist who was part of the original TVTV collective.

As part of the evening's program, he will show clips from "Four More Years," TVTV's radical coverage of President Richard Nixon's nomination at the 1972 Republican Convention; "TVTV Looks at the Oscars," a look at the 1976 Academy Awards; and "Lord of the Universe," the documentary film about Guru Maharaj Ji at the Millennium '73 festival.

Christiansen also will share his own stories of working as a videographer with the collective.

Schnitzer Cinema screenings are free and include free popcorn and soda. They start at 7 p.m.
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