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.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
- Run Time: 147min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/25/2012
- DVD Release Date: 08/06/2013
- Distributor(s): Sony Pictures Classics
Jessie Misskelley Jr.
- Themes: Social Injustice,Death Row,Miscarriage of Justice
- Tone: Disturbing,Tense
death-row, evidence, exoneration, false-conviction, innocence, investigation
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (12-25-2012)
- Language: English