‘Whitey’ to screen at the Coolidge in January

Speaking of Sundance, every year at this time, the organizers of the film festival screen some of its entries in select cities across the country, including Boston. A few years ago, we got an early look at “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” written by Harvard grad Rashida Jones, and before that “Our Idiot Brother,” with Pittsfield’s Elizabeth Banks, and “The Company Men,” starring Ben Affleck, were screened here. Well, Sundance USA announced Thursday that the Coolidge Corner Theatre will host a screening of director Joe Berlinger’s documentary “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger ” on Jan. 30. The film, which apparently isn’t finished yet, explores Bulger’s fraught relationship with the FBI. Berlinger’s previous films include “Paradise Lost,” about the West Memphis Three, and the Metallica movie, “Some Kind of Monster.” . . . The drinks were flowing at the opening of the Highball Lounge, located in the Nine Zero Hotel. The lounge was created by chef Ken Oringer and Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which owns the Nine Zero.

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