Watch: Full Trailer for Peter Jackson's 'West of Memphis' Documentary
by Ethan Anderton
January 13, 2012
Yesterday we highlighted a fantastic poster for the Sundance selected documentary West of Memphis from producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh and director Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil). Now with the 2012 Sundance Film Festival just under a week away, an extended trailer has now been released for the film about 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 and the three boys who were wrongly convicted for their murder and unjustly kept in prison for 18 years. Watch!
Here's the first long trailer for Amy Berg's documentary West of Memphis:
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 – Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to reveal hitherto unknown 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 were teenagers at the time of their arrests and all three of whom spent 18 years and 17 days in prison for crimes they did not commit. The film will premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (stay tuned for our coverage), but an official release date has not yet been set.