November 3, 2012

'West of Memphis' trailer and poster

Unless you've been hidden away from the world over the passed 18 years, you will probably have heard of the case of the West Memphis Three. The case where three teens were tried and wrongfully convicted of the murder of three boys in 1994. The story made front pages the world over and the Paradise Lost documentaries were made, chronicling the ongoing story. Well, now there is a new documentary, entitled West of Memphis, which is directed by Amy Berg and produced by Peter Jackson, which takes a new look at the case of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. You can check out the trailer below. West of Memphis opens at select theaters on December 25th from Sony Pictures Classics.

Directed by: Amy Berg
Written by: Amy Berg, Billy McMillin
Cast: Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, Jason Baldwin, Jesse Misskelley, Jr., Pam Hicks
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Genre: Documentary
Rating: R
A new documentary written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil) and produced by first-time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, in collaboration with the multiple Academy Award winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, WEST OF MEMPHIS tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light: a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to uncover new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the other three victims of this shocking crime--Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. All three were teenagers when they became the target of the police investigation; all three went on to lose 18 years of their lives--imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. 

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