Although there have already been three documentaries made about the West Memphis Three, under the name of PARADISE LOST, that doesn’t stop there being another look at the case. Far from it. From producer Peter Jackson (HEAVENLY CREATURES, THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY), Oscar-nominated director Amy Berg (DELIVER US FROM EVIL) brings us a startling new look at the infamous case in WEST OF MEMPHIS. Here’s the official synopsis:
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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.