West of Memphis (2012)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime  |   Release Date - Dec 25, 2012 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 146 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Perry Seibert

Although the infamous case of the West Memphis Three has already been the subject of three first-class documentaries from director Joe Berlinger, Amy Berg's West of Memphis again explores the oft-documented incarceration of three teenagers for a triple homicide that many believe they never committed. Co-produced by one of the three supposedly falsely convicted men, West of Memphis lays out the case for their innocence and details how a number of high-profile figures -- including Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp, and Natalie Maines -- helped raise money and awareness in order to free the trio. West of Memphis played at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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death-row, evidence, exoneration, false-conviction, innocence, investigation