Opening in theaters on December 25th is the powerful new documentary West of Memphis, which tells the story of the recently set free West Memphis Three. The film was directed by Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil), and produced by Peter Jackson (The Hobbit) and Fran Walsh (The Lovely Bones), with original music by Nick Cave (Lawless). The movie also features interviews with musician/activists Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Henry Rollins (Black Flag) and Natalie Maines (The Dixie Chicks), as well as chronicling West Memphis Three member Damien Wayne Echols and wife Lorri Davis' quest for justice.
IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the pleasure of sitting down with director Amy Berg, as well as producer/West Memphis Three member Damien Wayne Echols, and his with wife/producer Lorri Davis to talk about West of Memphis. The filmmakers discussed the origins of the project, producers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh's involvement, other celebrity help they received along the way, new DNA evidence, Terry Hobbs' possible guilt, and whether justice will ever truly be served in this horribly tragic case.
To watch our exclusive interview with director Amy Berg, Damien Wayne Echols and Lorri Davis about West of Memphis, please click on the video player above.
An examination of the failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.
West of Memphis opens in theaters on December 25th.