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West of Memphis Details

  • Release Date: Dec 25, 2012
  • Rated: Some Language and Disturbing Violent Content
  • Runtime: 2 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Amy Berg

FULL 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.

  • Release date:December 25, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Writers Guild of America Amy Berg Best Documentary Screenplay 2012 Nominee

Cast

Crew

Amy Berg
Director
Lorri Davis
Producer
Damien Echols
Producer
Fran Walsh
Producer
Amy Berg
Producer
Amy Berg
Screenwriter
Maryse Alberti
Cinematographer
Bob Dylan
Featured Music
Lucinda Williams
Featured Music
Natalie Maines
Featured Music
Marilyn Manson
Featured Music
Jonathan McHugh
Musical Direction/Supervision
Eddie Vedder
Featured Music
Henry Rollins
Featured Music
Nick Cave
Composer (Music Score)
Tiffany Anders
Musical Direction/Supervision
Patti Smith
Featured Music
Linda Sena
Production Designer
Ken Kamins
Executive Producer
Seamus Tierney
Additional Cinematography
Frederic Fasano
Additional Cinematography
Michael Hedges
Re-Recording Mixer
Nick Cave
Musical Performer
Brent Burge
Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Simmonds
Additional Cinematography
Dan Kaplow
Line Producer
Wyatt Troll
Additional Cinematography
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