I Am DB Cooper · Paul Holes, "Unmasked" · Jimmy Savile
Plus an April shower of longreads
D.B. “Dan” Cooper hijacked a plane, snagged 200K of ransom money, and jumped off the aircraft’s aft stairs into crackpot history.
I Am DB Cooper, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival last week, throws yet another theory/prospective suspect on the already-teetering pile, and between the fest logline
Two bounty hunters meet an old man claiming to be hijacker DB Cooper. Can they help him dig up the cash he hid half a century ago? Documentary footage blends with period reenactments to tell the tangled tale.
and a certain unwillingness to unpack its central figure’s assertions of his Cooper bona fides, IADBC seems unlikely to work.