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‘Whitey’ Bulger heard in rare audio from documentary

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James “Whitey” Bulger insists he was never an informant and professes his love for his imprisoned girlfriend during a telephone call with his lawyer that was recorded by a documentary film crew.

The rare audio of the 84-year-old former South Boston gangster is featured in “Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger,” a documentary by filmmaker Joe Berlinger that premieres Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. It will also be screened at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline on Jan. 30.

The documentary chronicles Bulger’s trial and explores his relationship with the FBI and the US Justice Department.

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