TIFF 2011: Five Most Promising Documentaries #3 – First Footage Of ‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’

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The third in a series of documentaries about the West Memphis Three will have it’s world premiere at TIFF next month. Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky continue to document the case of Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols and Jessie Misskelly, whose lives took a dramatic turn recently when released in Jonesboro, Ark. because of new DNA evidence exonerating them of the crimes for which they had been convicted. It’s a quite long, complicated, unjust and deeply depressing story, so if you are unfamiliar with the case, I strongly recommend listening to episode 269 of the Sound On Sight podcast, in which we reviewed the original film and went into detail about what has been going on with the trail ever since. I would also recommend checking back in September during out TIFF coverage since Toronto correspondent Michael Waldman will be sitting down with Mr. Berlinger to discuss his trilogy of docs. Here is some footage in the meantime to whet your appetite.

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