A new movie trailer has been released for the Peter Jackson-produced documentary West of Memphis, which tells the story of the West Memphis Three using actual footage, documents and interviews with the people involved. The doc was directed by Amy Berg and follows the frustratingly sad story of how three young boys by the names of Jason Baldwin, Jesse Misskelley Jr. and Damien Echols were wrongly convicted in 1994 for murdering three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis.
I've been following the story of the West Memphis Three for over ten years, and it's been amazing to watch these crazy events unfold over that time. For those of you who don't know much or anything about this story, West of Memphis is a definitive documentary that tells you everything you need to know about this case. You can read my review of the incredible documentary here.
Here's the Synopsis:
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: 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.
The movie is scheduled to be released on December 25th of this year 2012. For those of you who have been following it, what are your thoughts on this case?