Lecture: “Impact Filmmaking: HBO's "The Newburgh Sting" takes on the FBI” By David Heilbroner

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The Nichols House Museum, located on historic Beacon Hill, is pleased to present a lecture by writer and documentary filmmaker David Heilbroner. The lecture, “Impact Filmmaking: HBO's "The Newburgh Sting" takes on the FBI,” will take place on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at the American Meteorological Society, 45 Beacon Street, Boston. Admission is $15 for Nichols House Museum members and $20 for non members.  Paid reservations are essential due to limited seating. Please call the Nichols House Museum at 617.227.6993 for further information.

In his presentation, David Heilbroner's talk will center around his latest film "The Newburgh Sting" which was broadcast last summer on HBO. The film dissects FBI misconduct in the domestic war on terror through a notorious case known as The Newburgh Four. The presentation will focus on how Heilbroner took a political issue, turned it into a mass-media film, and finally worked to screen it and testify before a U.S. Senate briefing committee last fall. 

David Heilbroner, Harvard University (B.A. cum laude, 1979), Northeastern Law School (J.D. 1984). For A & E Television Networks, he wrote and produced "Untying the Straitjacket," "Anti-Gay Hate Crimes," and "The Dark Side of Parole." He was Senior Producer on “Crime Stories,” a series for Court TV, as well as on “American Babylon” (2003) a feature Court TV documentary. A former prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorney's office, and Federal District Court law clerk, David wrote the critically acclaimed non-fiction books Rough Justice (Pantheon 1990) and Death Benefit (Crown/Harmony 1993).

The Nichols House is a historic house museum that offers visitors a unique glimpse of late 19th and early 20th century domestic life on Boston’s Beacon Hill. Located at 55 Mount Vernon St., the museum is currently open for tours Thursday through Saturday, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.