Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, director Joe Berlinger

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On June 22nd, 2011, the FBI arrested fugitive crime-boss James “Whitey” Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, in a modest Santa Monica apartment complex, where they had been hiding in plain sight for 16 years. As the number two person on the FBIʼs “Top Ten Most Wanted List” after Osama Bin Laden, Bulger had managed to escape capture for so many years that there were people who questioned how hard the FBI was looking for him. People wondered whether the FBI was afraid of what Bulger would reveal and whom he would implicate at the Bureau if captured. Many who had followed the case for years had hoped that Bulgerʼs trial in Boston, the town he brutalized for nearly three decades and where he faced a 33-count indictment, would serve as a coming to terms with Boston. They hoped that law enforcement’s sordid, entangled past with the Irish mafia would be forced to the surface and bring to light what exactly had happened during the 70s, 80s and 90s, when Whiteyʼs reign was condoned and even encouraged by members of the FBI, and possibly even the Department of Justice. In the hands of Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger becomes a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that examines accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and legal systems.

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#1 film on iTunes during opening week

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“Gripping and Troubling…” – A. O. Scott, New York Times

“Joins the pantheon of great crime documentaries” – Twitch

“Complicated beyond imagining, and, in the end, a genuine shocker.” – David Denby, New Yorker

Opening – 7/11/14

West Los Angeles, CA – Royal

Rhinebeck, NY – Upstate Films 2

Salem, MA – Cinema Salem 3

Scottsdale, AZ – Shea 14 Theatre

Tucson, AZ – The Loft Cinema

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