In an email to realscreen, producer Trevor Birney said he had no further comment about the legal dispute, the details of which have yet to be made public.
In an earlier statement, Birney said that “We are bitterly disappointed that as a result of ongoing legal issues relating to the subject matter of the film, No Stone Unturned is not yet ready to be screened at Hot Docs 2017…We hope that the legal issues preventing us from screening No Stone Unturned can be resolved as soon as possible.”
Hot Docs noted in an April 15 press release that it was “disappointed by this unfortunate development” and that audiences wouldn’t be able to watch the film at the upcoming festival.
Tribeca made the announcement of the withdrawal of Gibney’s (pictured) documentary Friday (April 14).
The doc looks at the 1994 incident where six men were gunned down and five wounded in a pub while watching a World Cup soccer match in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Although there was a police investigation, the case remained unsolved.
The Tribeca Film Festival takes place from April 19 to 30, while the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival runs from April 27 to May 7.