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Free film screening: "Whitey: United States of America vs James J Bulger"

When: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 1:40 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: UPandOUT • 243 Broadway • corner of Broadway & Windsor; entrance on Windsor • Cambridge

WhiteyWhitey:
United States of America vs James J Bulger
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Showing Thursday, December 18, in Cambridge
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From Academy Award-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, the Paradise Lost trilogy) comes the shocking true crime story of infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, who terrorized the city of Boston without ever being charged with so much as a misdemeanor. Bulger was a monster, but did the FBI and local law enforcement give his reign of terror a free pass? 

With shocking, never-before-seen evidence, WHITEY shines new light on this still evolving, gripping case.

The FBI thought they had him, It was the other way around.

"This isn't really a typical trial. James Bulger knows that by following the strategy he has directed us to do, he will be found guilty. And he's going to die behind the walls of the prison. But for Jim it doesn't matter. ...For Jim it's his last opportunity to tell people that he was never an informant. That our federal government is more corrupt in law enforcement than anyone ever imagined. Even to this day! Even in this trial, it's corrupt! And [Whitey] wants people to know it." ~ J. W. Carney, Bulger defense lawyer

"Whitey Bulger is smaller than what he seems. … If the FBI had not made Whitey its favorite mobster, broken the rules and rigged the game to his benefit, Bulger would never have reached as high as he did.” ~David Boeri, WBUR reporter

"This not about getting acquitted. The most important thing for us was the truth. We wanted the community and the public to see what our department of justice was doing."  ~Hank Brennan, Bulger defense lawyer

"It just may be one of the best true crime documentaries. Like Morris or Herzog, Berlinger has emerged as one of the great documentaries of the age." ~Jason Gorber, Twitch

"The film weaves together an ornate tapestry of corruption that is a comprehensive exploration of a very complicated case." ~Raffi Asdourian, The Film Stage

"Is the government excited about having Bulger come back? Some people certainly are, but there are others who have many sleepless nights about what Bulger is going to testify to." ~J. W. Carney, Bulger defense lawyer

"I had contacts in the State Police, the Boston Police and the FBI." ~Whitey

"Without the FBI, my father would be alive today." ~David Wheeler, son of victim Roger Wheeler
["Roger Wheeler was purportedly murdered for uncovering an embezzlement scheme that was going on at his business, World Jai Alai. After retiring from the FBI, H. Paul Rico took a job as head of security for World Jai Alai. He saw the perfect opportunity to set up his former confidential informants Whitey Bulger and Steve Flemmi in a skimming operation there." ~Wikipedia]

"The story of Whitey Bulger is inextricable linked to the Federal Government. Because the fact of the matter is the government made him into who he became. ...
I call it a case that never stops and a crime that never ends. ...It involves really 4 decades in which a city, a state, law enforcement, culture, media, were all corrupted by the government's relationship with him." ~David Boeri, WBUR reporter

"Whitey Bulger is a vicious, venal murderer. But he was enabled by the FBI and the FBI was enabled by the Justice Department. And to the day, the Justice Department, as far as I'm concerned, was engaged in a cover-up to minimize the extent of FBI corruption." ~Tommy Donahue, victim's son

"Don't you want to know what really went on?" ~Stephen Rakes, former South Boston liquor store owner who claimed Whitey Bulger muscled him out of business

When/where
doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
free film & free door prizes
[donations are encouraged]
feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed

"You can't legislate good will - that comes through education." ~ Malcolm X

UPandOUT film series - see rule19.org/videos

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for the loss of liberty and civil rights...

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