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  • Bright Lights: Whitey Bulger- Making of a Monster with producer Susan Gray

    3/11/14
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Paramount Center
    Bright Family Screening Room

    VMA students RSVP here: http://makingofamonster.eventbrite.com

    After 16 years on the FBI's 'Most Wanted' list, infamous Irish Mafia boss James "Whitey" Bulger was apprehended on June 22, 2011, in a rent-controlled, beachfront apartment in Santa Monica, CA. To those who only knew him by an alias, few could have guessed that the man who left milk on his doorstep for neighborhood cats was, in fact, a fugitive crime boss believed to have killed at least 19 people, a calculating mastermind whose criminal empire extended across the country, and, unlike other upper echelon crime figures, an FBI informant who operated under the protection of the country's most powerful law enforcement agency for 20 years. Produced by Northern Light Productions, an official production company of The Mob Museum in Las Vegas, and based on the book Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorious Mob Boss by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neil, Whitey Bulger: The Making of a Monster digs deep into the mind of a psychopath, exploring the roots of Bulger's insatiable need for power and control.

    A Q&A will follow the screening with Executive prodcuer Susan Gray.

    Susan Gray has been working in Documentary film for over twenty years. She began her career as a political organizer and journalist, and first started producing documentaries at the Columbia School of Journalism. She has since produced documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television, the Sundance Channel, and broadcasters worldwide. She has dual American, Italian citizenship and has spent a large part of her career directing and producing independent films for the international market from Europe.

    Sponsored by Department of Visual and Media Arts

    For more information please contact:
    Anna Feder