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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

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Plot & Details

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky return yet again to the case of the West Memphis Three, a trio of men who, as teenagers, were arrested for the brutal murders of three elementary school kids. The directors explain how Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr. were arrested for the crime, and then details how evidence has mounted in the nearly 20 years since then indicating that none of them had anything to do with the crime. The filmmakers centerpiece is an attempt by the threesome's legal team to earn them a new hearing by getting the Arkansas State supreme court to define what kind of new evidence can be admitted into evidence when an old murder case is reopened because of new DNA testing. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Charles Ferguson Nominated
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Documentary Feature Audrey Marrs Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Directors Guild of America

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Directors Guild of America Best Director - Documentary Bruce Sinofsky Nominated
2011 Directors Guild of America Best Director - Documentary Joe Berlinger Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Documentary Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated
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