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Sundance 2012 first look: Amy Berg’s “West of Memphis”

Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, check out the first trailer for West of Memphis, a documentary on the 'West Memphis Three' directed by Amy Berg (pictured) and presented by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson.
January 13, 2012
Amy Berg. Photo by Olivia Fougeirol

Ahead of its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, check out the first trailer for West of Memphis, a documentary on the ‘West Memphis Three’ directed by Amy Berg (pictured above) and presented by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson.

The film promises to tell “the inside story” behind the efforts of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr – the ‘West Memphis Three’ – to prove their innocence and to reclaim their freedom. The trio were released from prison last year after serving 18 years for allegedly killing three boy scouts.

Check out the trailer for the film below:

Sundance takes place in Park City, Utah, from January 19-29.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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