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    WEST OF MEMPHIS

    Dir. Amy Berg, USA, 2012, 147 min., R, 35mm
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    Two decades ago, three teenage boys were incarcerated for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. New evidence now calls into question the convictions and raises issues of judicial, prosecutorial and jury misconduct­—showing that the first casualty of a corrupt justice system is the truth. The infamous case of the "West Memphis Three" galvanized support from both the grassroots and such high-profile advocates as Eddie Vedder, Johnny Depp, and Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.

    “Berg's film helps illuminate a case that should certainly be the shame of the state of Arkansas, and perhaps the criminal justice system of the entire United States.” —John Anderson, Newsday
    “...the fourth film about one of the most heinous cases of wrongful conviction in American judicial history. Do we need a fourth film? Yes, I think we do.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times