- 21 December 2012
Tune in when Peter Jackson and Damien Echols appear as guests on NPR’s Tell Me More. Music from the West of Memphis: Voices For Justice album will be featured.
Tuesday, January 1st 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST (check your local listings) on WNYC-AM, 820 (Check your local listings) or online at: http://www.npr.org/programs/tell-me-more/
- 21 December 2012
The release schedule for West of Memphis has been announced! Find out when it will be in your town: http://www.sonyclassics.com/westofmemphis/dates.html. The film opens on December 25th in New York and Los Angeles.
Damien and Lorri will be making appearances at screenings of the film next weekend:
Friday, December 28
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
Q&A after the 6 p.m. show and introducing the 9:30 show
Saturday, December 29
Angelika Film Center
Q&A after the 7 p.m. show and introducing the 10:15 show
- 19 December 2012
With less than one week until the documentary film West of Memphis opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, The Village Voice has weighed in with its review of the film. Here is an excerpt:
Exhausting, thorough, and sharply crafted, West of Memphis is more a work of advocacy than of journalism. As such, it has been uncommonly effective. In 2011, the Berg/Jackson/Walsh investigation led to the release of Echols, Misskelley, and Baldwin—but, in another ignoble twist, not their exoneration. (Terrible ol' Arkansas still considers them guilty.)
That makes this the most rare of films: one that indisputably matters.
Read more at The Village Voice.
- 6 December 2012
Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines has recorded a version of a classic Pink Floyd song for an upcoming documentary soundtrack. She covers the Roger Waters song “Mother” for West of Memphis: Voices of Justice, a collection of music "from and inspired by" the new film West of Memphis, which focuses on the nearly 20-year-long ordeal of the West Memphis Three.
Maines had been an outspoken opponent of the imprisonment of the three accused child murderers, who were sent to prison and then exonerated 18 years later. Her version of “Mother” will appear on West of Memphis: Voices of Justice, which is coming out on January 15 (the film will be released in N.Y. and L.A. on Dec. 25).
This version of “Mother” features fellow West Memphis Three activist Ben Harper, who plays lap steel on the track. Harper is also credited with producing and recording the song. The pair performed the song on numerous occasions this summer.
Read more at US99.5.