West of Memphis
AroView: Documentarian Amy Berg, with crucial the backing of Peter Jackson, investigates the crime, arrest, and long legal campaign to free the ‘West Memphis Three’ in this captivating new film on the tragedy first detailed in PARADISE LOST.
Like the second and third installments of that documentary series, this is activist cinema driven by a sense of gross injustice, however the fresh viewpoint here yields a compelling breakthrough in the case which turns previous assumptions around once again, while indicating that this is unlikely to be the concluding chapter. Essential viewing, whether or not you are familiar with this astonishing piece of legal history.
“Nonfiction filmmaking at its best, a film with a fierce point of view yet one that doesn’t pretend to have all the answers or a monopoly on truth.” ~Associated Press