Sundance Preview: 'Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger' Poster (Exclusive Image)

10:00 AM PST 01/10/2014 by Rebecca Ford

UPDATED: Joe Berlinger's film will have its world premiere as part of the documentary program.

Documentary WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger, which explores the trial of infamous gangster James "Whitey" Bulger, will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in the documentary program.

Here, The Hollywood Reporter exclusively debuts a poster for the film ahead of its debut at Park City.

Joe Berlinger directs the film, which examines Bulger's relationship with the FBI and Department of Justice that allowed him to reign over a criminal empire in Boston for decades.

WHITEY is Berlinger's sixth film to premiere at Sundance. He's known for his doc collaborations with Bruce Sinofsky, including the West Memphis 3 film series Paradise Lost, Brother's Keeper and Some Kind of Monster.

Berlinger also helmed the 2009 film Crude and the 2012 Paul Simon music doc Under African Skies, and recently completed Hank: 5 Years from the Brink for Netflix.

Public Screenings:
Saturday, January 18, 2:30 p.m. -- MARC, Park City
Sunday, January 19, 9:30 p.m. -- Redstone 1, Park City
Monday, January 20, 6 p.m. -- SLC Library, Salt Lake City
Wednesday, January 22, 6:30 p.m. -- Ogden, Ogden
Saturday, January 25, 9 p.m. -- Holiday 2, Park City

E-mail: Rebecca.Ford@THR.com
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