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HBO Films Acquires Post-9/11 Terrorism Doc 'The Newburgh Sting'

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by Ryan Lattanzio
April 3, 2014 11:37 AM
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The Newburgh Sting

HBO Documentary Films has picked up all US and international television rights to "The Newburgh Sting" from directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner. The film world premieres April 20 at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival before debuting on HBO in July. 

Comprised of heretofore-unseen FBI footage, "Newburgh Sting" looks closely at the Bureau's involvement in the 2009 terrorism plot of the "Newburgh Four," in which four Muslim men were arrested on suspicion of a plot to destroy US military supply planes out of Newburgh, New York, and bomb two Jewish synagogues in the Bronx's wealthy Riverdale area.

The doc features interviews with Washington insiders, and interviews with families connected to the Newburgh Four. Last year, HBO aired "Newburgh" director Kate Davis' mesmerizing crime doc "The Cheshire Murders."

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