West of Memphis

Thorny, blood-boiling and finely made.
-John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
[A] first-rate investigative docu on the notorious West Memphis Three case, its questionable prosecution and its dubious resolution.
-John Anderson, Variety

Synopsis

West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers' unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, February 01, 2013
Original Languages: English
Genre: Documentary
Running Time: 150 min
Year: 2012

CREDITS

CAST
Michael Baden Jason Baldwin Holly Ballard
DIRECTED BY
Amy Berg

PHOTOS

Damien Echols. (Photo by Lisa Waddell © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Photo by Michael McMullan © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Damien Echols (Photo by Jeff Dailey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Left to Right: Lorri Davis and Damien Echols. (Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
(Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Director Amy Berg. Photo by Olivia Fougeirol.Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jessie Misskelley, Jr. (Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Lorri Davis. Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Photo by Robert Cohen © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Left to Right: Holly Ballard and Jason Baldwin. (Photo by Jeff Dailey, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Photo by Richard Gardner © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Jesse Misskelley, Jr.(Photo by Robert Cohen © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
Gary Gitchell. (Photo by Dave Darnell © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)
Left to Right: Henry Rollins and Director Amy Berg. (Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Pam Hicks. (Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)
Photo by Olivia Fougeirol, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.
Jason Baldwin. (Photo by Lisa Waddell © The Commercial Appeal, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)