A few of us saw this at a benefit for Marie Mason and Eric McDavid (look them up if you don’t know about them!) and can not recommend this highly enough. If you’re not interested in buying it, do yourself a favor and rent a copy! If A Tree Falls is the remarkable story of the ELF’s early rise and fall, as told through the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel McGowan. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry weaves a chronicle of McGowan facing life in prison with a dramatic investigation of the events that led to his involvement with the ELF, creating a film that is equal parts coming-of-age tale and cops-and-robbers thriller. Using never-before-seen archival footage and intimate interviews with cell members and with the prosecutor and detective who were chasing them this film asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.