West of Memphis

West of Memphis

Release Date: 2012-12-25
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): Documentary

United States


This is the powerful examination of a catastrophic failure of justice in Arkansas. The film tells the inside story behind a desperate fight to bring the truth to light - which ultimately lead three young men, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr, once branded as "killers" - to reclaim their freedom. Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three, eight year old boys Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film reveals the story from the inside. West of Memphis uncovers 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 of whom were teenagers at the time of their arrests and all three of whom were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit.


  • Sony Pictures Classics announces they have acquired worldwide distribution rights to this pic. - 2012-02-29