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Film explores crimes of Bulger, complicity of FBI

Documentary explores crimes and complicity

PARK CITY, Utah — The devil came to Sundance over the weekend.

“Whitey,” a new movie by documentary filmmaker Joe Berlinger, had its world premiere at the storied film festival in the Wasatch Mountains, and for two hours and 10 minutes a sold-out audience was held repelled and spellbound by a cast of characters Massachusetts natives know all too well and by the murderous crime lord who united them: James “Whitey” Bulger.

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