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No Stone Unturned: the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn …

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

No Stone Unturned: the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn’t show

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

No Stone Unturned: Alex Gibney on the Troubles-era true crime film the BBC wouldn’t show

About eight weeks ago, BBC Northern Ireland broadcast a panel discussion about No Stone Unturned: the new documentary by Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about the 1994 massacre of six innocent Catholic men in a pub in Loughinisland, and the alleged cover-ups by the RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary) that followed it. Near the end of the programme, a listener from East Belfast called the radio station in some distress. “We all know that the biggest killing machine in Northern Ireland was the IRA,” he said. “But [coverage] is always about what the army and the RUC did. It’s never, ever about what the IRA did.”

This seems like a strange claim to make: the IRA remains a byword for violence and terror in the popular consciousness, and Jeremy Corbyn’s apparent sympathy with the organisation continues to tarnish his reputation decades later. But the caller’s complaint points to a key legacy of

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/0/no-stone-unturned-alex-gibney-troubles-era-true-crime-film-bbc/

Alex Gibney revisits the Irish Troubles in his angry true-crime doc ‘No Stone Unturned’

On June 18, 1994, two masked men armed with assault rifles entered a pub in Loughinisland, a village in County Down, Northern Ireland, where locals had gathered to watch the Irish Republic trounce Italy in the World Cup. The assailants opened fire, killing six patrons, all of them Catholic men, and injuring five more.

While a Protestant paramilitary group called the Ulster Volunteer Force claimed responsibility, no suspects were identified or charged. For 22 years, the massacre remained just one more example of the anonymous civilian murders that proliferated during the long, brutal history of the Troubles.

Until now, apparently. Toward the end of “No Stone Unturned,” his dense, disturbing and palpably angry new documentary about the Loughinisland case, filmmaker Alex Gibney takes the remarkable step of naming the suspects. It’s a controversial decision that, as he has said in interviews, he hopes will lead to long-delayed arrests and provide

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-no-stone-unturned-review-20171116-story.html

Best TV to Watch in November: Rolling Stone at 50 Doc, True Crime and More

Give thanks, TV viewers, that we’re coming up on a month that not only offers a handful of intriguing documentaries, the return of two breakout series from last year and a British sitcom about cancer starring Lizzy Caplan, but also the premieres of both S.W.A.T and S.M.I.L.F.! All this, plus an old-school horse opera and a two-part history lesson on five decades of Rolling Stone. Here’s what you’ll be tuning into this November. (Our guide to the month’s best streaming options will go up next week.)

Beyond a Year in Space (PBS, Nov. 15th)
The 2016 documentary A Year in Space monitored astronaut Scott Kelly’s 12-month stint on the International Space Station, walking laypeople through the extraordinary demands of a jaunt out of the atmosphere. This follow-up rejoins him on his last day in space and through his return to Earth, where his work is far from finished. As

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‘No Stone Unturned’ documentary withdrawn from Tribeca Film Festival due to legal issues

Fine Point Films says it has withdrawn its true-crime documentary No Stone Unturned from the Tribeca Film Festival due to legal issues.

Directed by Alex Gibney, the film was to have its world premiere at this month’s festival in New York.

“In 1994, six men were gunned down and five wounded in a pub while watching a World Cup soccer match in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland,” a synopsis of the documentary explained.

“With a police investigation that was perfunctory at best, the case remained unsolved. In this non-fiction murder mystery, Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney reopens the original case to investigate why no culprit was ever brought to justice.”

“We are bitterly disappointed that as a result of ongoing legal issues relating to the subject matter of

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Documentary ‘No Stone Unturned’ withdrawn from Tribeca Film Festival

April 15 (UPI) — Fine Point Films says it has withdrawn its true-crime documentary No Stone Unturned from the Tribeca Film Festival due to legal issues.

Directed by Alex Gibney, the film was to have its world premiere at this month’s festival in New York.

“In 1994, six men were gunned down and five wounded in a pub while watching a World Cup soccer match in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland,” a synopsis of the documentary explained. “With a police investigation that was perfunctory at best, the case remained unsolved. In this non-fiction murder mystery, Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney reopens the original case to investigate why no culprit was ever brought to justice.”

“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,” producer Trevor Birney of Fine Point Films

Read more at: http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/Movies/2017/04/15/Documentary-No-Stone-Unturned-withdrawn-from-Tribeca-Film-Festival/5511492262487/