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Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory Details

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Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky return yet again to the case of the West Memphis Three, a trio of men who, as teenagers, were arrested for the brutal murders of three elementary school kids. The directors explain how Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and {$Jessie Misskelley Jr. were arrested for the crime, and then details how evidence has mounted in the nearly 20 years since then indicating that none of them had anything to do with the crime. The filmmakers centerpiece is an attempt by the threesome's legal team to earn them a new hearing by getting the Arkansas State supreme court to define what kind of new evidence can be admitted into evidence when an old murder case is reopened because of new DNA testing. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory played at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Audrey Marrs Best Documentary Feature 2011 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Joe Berlinger Best Director - Documentary 2011 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles Ferguson Best Documentary Feature 2011 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Bruce Sinofsky Best Director - Documentary 2011 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Bruce Sinofsky
Director
Joe Berlinger
Director
Joe Berlinger
Producer
Nancy Abraham
Producer
Bruce Sinofsky
Producer
Jonathan Silberberg
Producer
Robert Richman
Cinematographer
Wendy Blackstone
Composer (Music Score)
Alyse Ardell Spiegel
Editor
Sheila Nevins
Executive Producer
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