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Alex Gibney’s documentary No Stone Unturned has been withdrawn from the Tribeca Film Festival.
The film was set to have its world premiere April 23 but has been pulled from the fest’s lineup due to outstanding legal issues. The fest is issuing refunds to ticketholders of the screenings.
No Stone Unturned looks back at 1994, when six men were gunned down and five wounded in a pub while watching a World Cup soccer match in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. With a police investigation that was perfunctory at best, the case remained unsolved. In this non-fiction murder mystery, Gibney reopens the original case to investigate why no culprit was ever brought to justice.
Trevor Birney’s Fine Point Films produced the film in association with Jigsaw Productions. Content Film is handling sales.
“We are bitterly disappointed that as a result of ongoing legal issues relating to the subject matter of the film, No Stone Unturned is not yet ready to be screened at Tribeca 2017,” said Birney. “No one will feel this disappointment more than the families at the center of the film, whose quest for justice has been both inspiring and unstinting these last 23 years. It is our deepest hope that these sensitive issues can be resolved as soon as possible so that we can share this important film with the world.”
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, runs April 19-30.
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