NEWBURGH STING with filmmakers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

2014 | 87 minutes | |
Kate Davis, David Heilbroner

Tuesday July 22, 2014


$15 General Admission, $12 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
Buy tickets at Film Center or online now BUY TICKETS

Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
David Heilbroner

Through an absorbing, insider look at the case of the “Newburgh Four,” ‘The Newburgh Sting‘ reveals the FBI’s role in targeting Muslim communities in poor neighborhoods and luring believers into committing acts of terrorism. Husband & wife team David Heilbroner & Kate Davis’ (Southern Comfort) shocking and galvanizing exposé dissects the story of the four men arrested in 2009 for a plan to bomb Jewish centers in the Bronx. Led by a suspicious Pakistani businessman with questionable motives, the film exposes how these men—over the course of a year—went from being small-time criminals in poverty-stricken Newburgh to high-level national security threats. With incredible footage gathered from hidden cameras, directors Heilbroner and Davis investigate just what homegrown terrorism means.   You can find additional information about this case and its participants at

David Heilbroner is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who produced the Emmy-winning, Jockey (directed by Kate Davis), and wrote and co-directed, alongside Kate Davis again, the Peabody-winning, Stonewall Uprising, among other titles. He also worked as a Manhattan prosecutor, a criminal justice professor at John J. College,authored two highly regarded books on criminal justice issues, and has spent years studying terrorism. Kate Davis’ Southern Comfort (2001 Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner) won over 25 awards and continues to be screened as a seminal work aimed towards overcoming transphobia.

Special guest filmmakers and Island residents Kate Davis and David Heilbroner will be in attendance for a Q&A session following the show.


"Shocking present-tense, cinematic experience of what went down in this desperately poor, forgotten corner of America." -New York Magazine

""MUST SEE! It's like a thriller, except this stuff is real."" -New York Post


Comments are closed.