James Joseph Bulger, aka Whitey Bulger, is one of the most notorious organized crime figures in modern American history. A nightmare of a man who is now serving two life sentences, plus five years, for 11 murders, conspiracy, racketeering, laundering, narcotics and extortion.
Now his story is being examined through his court proceedings that show just how corrupt law enforcement was. The film was debuted in January at Sundance Film Festival and will premiere on June 27 in limited release, iTunes and On Demand. From Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing:
From Academy Award-nominated director Joe Berlinger, WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger is a sweeping and revelatory documentary film that follows the trial of the infamous gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, using the courtroom action as a springboard to examine accusations of multi-faceted corruption within our nation’s law enforcement and legal systems.