West of Memphis


Old Town Playhouse Sat, Aug 4, 2012 9:00 AM
City Opera House Sun, Aug 5, 2012 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Dangerous Docs
.Tickets Still Available.
Release Year:2012
Runtime:150 min
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.westofmemphisfilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Amy Berg
Produced by:Lorri Davis
Damien Wayne Echols
Peter Jackson
Fran Walsh
Screenwriter:Amy Berg
Billy McMillin
Cinematography:Maryse Alberti
Editing By:Billy McMillin
Music By:Nick Cave
Warren Ellis


In 1994, the West Memphis Three—Damian Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly— were tried and wrongfully found guilty of the gruesome murders of three eight-yearold boys. Their case has absorbed the nation for nearly two decades, as media attention (including the “Paradise Lost” documentary trilogy) led to an overwhelming amount of support from those who saw the trial as a gross miscarriage of justice. Produced by “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson (a longstanding advocate for the Three), the latest documentary from Academy Award-nominated director Amy Berg (“Deliver Us from Evil,” TCFF ‘07) offers a fresh and comprehensive examination of the trial and its aftermath, giving a platform for the victims’ families and drawing shocking new conclusions that could shape future investigations into the true identity of the murderer.


Scheduled to Appear: Director Amy Berg.

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