"West of Memphis" Sunday February 17th, Shattuck Cinemas at 4:30PM

Written and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us From Evil), in collaboration with the production team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh,West of Memphis tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man. Starting with a searing examination of the police investigation into the 1993 Robin Hood Hills murders of three 8-year-old boys (Christopher Byers, Steven Branch and Michael Moore) in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas, the film goes on to uncover 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 were teenagers when they became the target of the police investigation; all three went on to lose 18 years of their lives—imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. The film reveals how close Echols, his wife Lorri Davis, along with his legal team, friends and supporters, came to losing the fight to save his own life. But as Echols, who spent eighteen years on death row, himself has stated "...in the face of such horror, in the face of resounding grief and pain, you cannot give up...you must never give up."

96% on Rotten Tomatoes

We will meet for the film at 4:30pm, so we can say hello and find good seats.  After the film, we'll go for something to eat and/or drink nearby. If you need to get in touch or can't find the group, please call me on my mobile: [masked].


 

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  • Nancy

    Was hoping to make it but doesn't look like it now.
    Previous engagement still going in.
    Enjoy the movie!

    February 17, 2013

  • Mary

    Not enough time to get from SF to there :(

    February 17, 2013

  • Shine

    Too tired from yesterday. =/

    February 17, 2013

  • Julianne

    this will be my first meeting w/ group, where do I meet u?

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I grew up in Arkansas and knew several folks involved in the WM3 case. I was with one of them the day it was announced they would be freed.

    February 16, 2013

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