Films and Showtimes
West of Memphis
- Director: Amy Berg
- Genre(s): Documentary
- Rating: R
- Running Time: 147 min.
West of Memphis is an examination of a failure of justice in Arkansas. The documentary tells the hitherto unknown story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light. Told and made by those who lived it, the filmmakers’ unprecedented access to the inner workings of the defense, allows the film to show the investigation, research and appeals process in a way that has never been seen before; revealing shocking and disturbing new information about a case that still haunts the American South.
"That makes this the most rare of films: one that indisputably matters. And one that stuns."- Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"Prepare to be shocked, disturbed, awed... and, if you expected justice to prevail at last, ultimately devastated."- David Hughes, Empire
"The film casts a hypnotic spell all its own. It artfully sketches out the events for anyone who's coming in cold, but basically, its strategy is to take what we already know and go deeper."- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly