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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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