Review: “If a Tree Falls: a Story From The Earth Liberation Front” – Ann Lewinson

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A former member of the radical Earth Liberation Front mulls over whether to take a plea bargain while recalling his journey from Queens cop’s son to environmental activist in a trenchant documentary from Marshall Curry (Street Fight) that questions the broadening definition of “terrorist,” if only to fill those “enhanced” post-9/11 prisons. Read more>>

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Ann Lewinson

Ann Lewinson is a film critic for the Boston Phoenix, the Kansas City Star and the Santa Fe Reporter, and was the film critic for the Hartford Advocate for four years. She has written about movies for The Independent, the Sundance Daily Insider, the Tribeca Film Festival catalogue and Willamette Week, classical music for Andante and Stagebill, and environmental activism for Biography. Her fiction has appeared in Agni, Hayden's Ferry Review, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center's Special Projects Writers' Series and other publications. She studied filmmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, briefly worked as a sound editor, and has recently completed a novel. She is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics.