Coming to HBO tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25 and to HBO Max this Thursday, November 26:
THE MYSTERY OF DB COOPER
DOC NYC, Nashville
An investigation into the identity of the infamous plane hijacker.
The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
In 1971, on Thanksgiving Day, a man calling himself Dan Cooper hijacked a commercial flight, holding passengers ransom for $200K. After his demands were met, he freed the hostages, forced the plane back in the air, and escaped mid-flight via parachute, never to be heard from again. Combining meticulous archival footage, stylish re-enactments, and in-person interviews with those who flew the plane and others who claim to know Cooper, this high-octane film attempts to solve the longstanding mystery of DB Cooper’s identity and ultimate fate.