One of the most anticipated docs I had going into this year’s Tribeca Film Festival has unfortunately been pulled from the lineup by its producers. Alex Gibney‘s latest, No Stone Unturned, was removed from the festival due to ongoing legal issues surrounding the film. The documentary investigates the shooting that took place in Northern Ireland during the 1994 World Cup where six men were killed and five more wounded.
Here’s hoping these issues get resolved in a timely manner and we get to see this film in the near future. Below you’ll find the full press release with statements from Tribeca and producer Trevor Birney.
Statement from the Tribeca Film Festival
“We were notified today from the producers of Alex Gibney’s No Stone Unturned that there are outstanding legal issues surrounding the film and they will need to withdraw the documentary from the Festival. We are very disappointed that audiences will not be able to see the film at Tribeca and we know Alex is equally disappointed that his film will not have its world premiere at the Festival.”
Note: We will be removing the film from the website and refund the customers who have purchased tickets.
Statement from the producer Trevor Birney, Fine Point Films
“We are bitterly disappointed that as a result of ongoing legal issues relating to the subject matter of the film, No Stone Unturned (Director: Alex Gibney) is not yet ready to be screened at Tribeca 2017. No one will feel this disappointment more than the families at the centre 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 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, takes place April 19 – 30.
No Stone Unturned, directed by Alex Gibney. (USA, Northern Ireland) – World Premiere. In 1994, 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, Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney reopens the original case to investigate why no culprit was ever brought to justice.
Producer: Trevor Birney