THE ACADEMY TO SCREEN FESTIVAL STANDOUT “WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
THE ACADEMY TO SCREEN FESTIVAL STANDOUT
“WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER”

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the documentary “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger” on Monday, June 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  Director Joe Berlinger, who received an Oscar® nomination for the 2011 documentary “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory,” will be in attendance for a conversation moderated by documentarian Ondi Timoner.

“Whitey” follows the 2013 trial of the notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, the real-life inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character in the 2006 Best Picture winner “The Departed.”  The documentary also sheds light on the families Bulger terrorized and the government corruption that sustained his criminal activity.  “Whitey” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and has since been screened at numerous festivals nationwide.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards—in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners­—the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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