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Must Watch: Theatrical Trailer for Amy Berg's 'West of Memphis' Doc

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November 2, 2012
Source: Apple

West of Memphis

When the documentary West of Memphis arrived at Sundance at the beginning of the year, the big news was the revelation of three new key witnesses that would prove the innocence of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley. The three boys who essentially grew up in prison after being convicted of the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys – Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore - had their story of wrongful prosecution and tragic injustice told on the big screen, and it was frustrating, eye-opening and educational. The film is finally on its way to theaters and the first trailer is here. Watch!

Here's the theatrical trailer for Amy Berg's documentary West of Memphis originally from Apple:

West of Memphis is directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) and produced by first-time filmmakers Damien Echols (one of the convicted men) and Lorri Davis along with Lord of the Rings filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh. 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 reveal new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the other three victims of this shocking crime – Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr.; all three of whom spent 18 years and 17 days in prison for crimes they did not commit. We reviewed the film at Sundance and it arrives on Christmas Day.

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  • Ryderup
    Why not mention Pearl Jam on the trailers soundtrack?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
      We don't always point out a trailer's soundtrack. Didn't seem prudent. It's the story of this documentary that's truly compelling. Plus, if you'll watch the documentary, you'll see how Eddie Vedder was integral to these boys proving their innocence anyway.
      • Ryderup
        When it comes to Pearl Jam it is law.
        • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Ethan Anderton
          Hahaha...I'll keep that in mind!
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Still haven't managed to watch this, never found the right moment, think it would be a whole lot of misery to take in.
  • kitano0
    this looks fantastic...but if you are interested in this case, you have to check out the hbo docs, also. they are iincredible, and a major reason these guys are free today..
  • Ross CMR
    The sopundtrack it amazing though. not saying that the film isnt too. Here check out this vid of Eddie Vedder talking about it http://bit.ly/WHVOjd

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