Sundance Trailer Watch: West of Memphis - Directed by Amy Berg

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by Melissa Silverstein
January 17, 2012 10:00 AM
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I have now become obsessed with this case.  I watched the HBO film this weekend and am going to catch up on the older HBO docs shortly. 

This is the Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh produced film. This film will premiere at Sundance.

SYNOPSIS:
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.

Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three, eight year old boys Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film reveals the story from the inside.  West of Memphis uncovers 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 of whom were teenagers at the time of their arrests and all three of whom were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.

West of Memphis

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