The 18-year Fight to Prove the Innocence of Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelly
The landmark HBO documentary that sparked an international movement to “Free the West Memphis Three,” PARADISE LOST investigates the gruesome 1993 murder of three eight-year-old boys and the three teenagers accused of killing them as part of a Satanic ritual. From real-life courtroom drama and clandestine jailhouse interviews to behind-the-scenes strategy meetings and intimate moments with grief-stricken families, acclaimed filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky were granted unprecedented access to all the players involved, capturing the events as they unfolded. REVELATIONS delves deeply into the shocking aftermath of the trials, updating the story seven years after the murders. With Damien Echols on death row and Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley Jr. serving life sentences, PURGATORY picks up the story and reexamines the horrifying crime with fresh insights that only the passage of time can provide. Facts are reevaluated, new evidence is revealed and new suspects are scrutinized. One of the most celebrated series in American documentary, these films tear the lid off a notorious murder case and create a portrait of the American justice system that is at turns terrifying, heartbreaking and mesmerizing, ultimately demonstrating the power of cinema to effect social change.
20-page Collectible Booklet of Rare Period Photography from the Filmmakers’ Personal Archives; Never-before-seen Full Interview with Jason Baldwin on the First Morning after His Release from Prison; ‘Lost” 1993 Footage from the Filmmakers’ Archives; Deleted Scenes and Bonus Footage; Press Day Panel Discussion with the West Memphis Three; Filmmaker Interviews; Timeline of Events; Theatrical Trailer
Winner, Emmy ® Award; Peabody Award; National Board of Review, Best Documentary
Nominated, 2012 Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival