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The 18-year Fight to Prove the Innocence of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly
PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY, the new installment of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s HBO documentary film series about the notorious 1993 “West Memphis Three” child murders, chronicles the 18-year fight to prove the innocence of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, incarcerated for an alleged Satanic ritual killing the convicted men—and their supporters worldwide—maintain they did not commit.
With Echols on death row and Baldwin and Misskelley serving life sentences, PARADISE LOST 3 examines a horrifying crime with fresh insights that only the passage of time can provide. Facts are reexamined, new evidence is revealed, and new suspects are scrutinized. With an extraordinary perspective of three films spanning nearly two decades, PARADISE LOST 3 is a provocative examination of American justice and a celebration of the power of cinema to effect social change.
Panel Discussion with the West Memphis Three; Interviews with the Post Mortem: The Filmmakers; Post Mortem: The Lawyers
Academy Award® Nominee, Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary, National Board of Review
Nominee Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, Director’s Guild of America
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection, New York Film Festival
“Destined to rank as one of the major achievements in American documentary.”—Variety
“We tend to think of movies as fun diversions. But every once in a while they have the power to change lives.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A testament to the power of documentary.”—Hollywood Reporter
Roger Ebert’s Best Documentaries of 2012
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