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In 2009, the FBI uncovered a four-man Muslim terror cell in Newburgh, New York, plotting to attack a synagogue and U.S. military aircraft. Closer analysis, including FBI hidden-camera footage, raises substantive doubts: Were these four men tenacious terrorists or merely hapless targets of entrapment caught up in a post-9/11 hunt for "red meat" to mollify a traumatized nation? Neither side comes out unscathed in this captivating account of opportunism, numbing naiveté and the politics of prosecution. – TM

Catalyst Screening

Thursday, June 19, 4:00 p.m.
Portrait Gallery

Post-screening discussion:

Moderator Mark Leibovich, Chief National Correspondent, New York Times Magazine
Kate Davis, co-director
David Heilbroner, co-director
Nihad Awad, Executive Director and Founder, Council on American - Islamic Relations
Salam al-Marayati, President, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Sam Braverman, film subject and attorney
Mike German, Brennan Center for Justice Fellow


Thursday, June 19, 4:00 p.m.
Portrait Gallery
Catalyst Screening
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Saturday, June 21, 4:15 p.m.
AFI Silver


Directors: David Heilbroner, Katherine Davis
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Running Time (minutes): 85
Language: ENGLISH Film Guide Catalyst Screenings