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R| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Amy Berg tells the story of the fight to stop the state of Arkansas from executing an innocent man. Beginning with an examination into the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, Berg brings to light new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. All three were teens at the time and lost 18 years of their lives after being wrongly convicted and imprisoned.

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Director: Amy Berg

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

West of Memphis (2012)

Release Date: January 20th, 2012|2 hr. 30 min.

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  • 75
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    A long documentary that's very hard to watch - at times, it's harrowing. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Ms. Berg's film, which she wrote with Billy McMillin, tells the story with unprecedented clarity. She has a dramatist's eye for what was irretrievably lost-the innocent lives of the children, plus 18 years of three other innocent lives. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Certainly, the West Memphis 3 deserve more chances to detail how the justice system went nightmarishly awry. But take this as ultimately more personal journal than investigation. show more

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