Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

Joe Berlinger has shown once again that he is without equal when it comes to exposing the traps and conundrums of the American justice system. In his famous trilogy Paradise Lost, he stood up in defense of convicts whose innocence the meanderings of the U.S. criminal-justice system made it impossible to proclaim. There is no doubt about the guilt of the protagonist in Berlinger’s latest documentary. The only mystery is why he ended up behind bars at the age of 81 and not before. For decades, James "Whitey" Bulger was one of the most important figures in Boston’s criminal underground, No. 2 on America’s Most Wanted list, right behind Osama bin Laden. How is it possible that, having at least 12 murders on his conscience, he managed to avoid arrest for so many years? Was someone protecting Whitey from the police? From a story that is ready-made to be turned into a screenplay for a gangster film, Berlinger manages to create a top-shelf investigative documentary in the finest style, one that is gripping, well documented, and supported by incredible footage and extraordinary interviews.
Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger / Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger / Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger  
107 ' , 2014 USA director: Joe Berlinger / cinematography: Robert Richman, Étienne Sauret / editing: Alex Horwitz, Joshua L. Pearson / production: CNN Films, Radical Media / www.magpictures.com/whitey/

Screenings

Muranów Cinema, Gerard room 2014-12-11 16:00
Muranów Cinema, Gerard room 2014-12-14 16:00
Joe Berlinger
2014 Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger
2012 Under African Skies
2011 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
2011 Black Tide: Voices From the Gulf
2011 Masterclass
2005-2010 Iconoclasts
2009 Crude
2007 Addiction: South Boston Drug Court
2006 Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Murder at the Fair – The Assassination of President McKinley
2004 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
2004 Gray Matter
2003 Judgment Day: Should the Guilty Go Free
2002 One Who Day
2000 VH-1 FanClub: Metallica
2000 Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2
2000 Revelations: Paradise Lost 2
1998 Where It's At: The ROLLING STONE State of the Union
1996 Paradise Lost
1994 The Begging Game
1992 Brother’s Keeper
1989 Outrageous Taxi Stories

2014 Sundance FF

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2014 Stockholm IFF

2014 Sheffield Doc/Fest

2014 HotDocs

2014 Full Frame DFF

2014 AFI Docs