December 25, 2012
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Amy Berg
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Amy Berg, Billy McMillin
Starring: Damien Echols, Lorri Davis, Jason Baldwin, Jesse Misskelley, Jr. , Pam Hicks
Copyright Holder: N/A
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.