Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (trailer) is the conclusion of the Paradise Lost documentary trilogy about the West Memphis Three—three men who in 1993 were convicted of an Arkansas triple murder, and in 2010 were abruptly released from prison, after years of appeals and lobbying by a grassroots movement that believes the men were wrongly convicted. The documentary was directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The film premieres January 12 on HBO.
HBO Documentary Films’ PARADISE LOST 3: PURGATORY, the conclusion of the award-winning trilogy that spawned a world-wide movement to free three convicted men – Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley – known as The West Memphis 3, tells the complete story of one of the most notorious child murder cases in U.S. history. Provocative and timely, the film chronicles stunning new developments, culminating in the startling and unexpected conclusion just a few months ago, when Echols, who was on death row, and Baldwin and Misskelley, who were serving life sentences without the possibility of parole, were finally freed from prison after more than 18 years.