Free Screening: West of Memphis
Amy Berg’s captivating documentary closely examines the 1993 conviction of three teenagers in West Memphis, Arkansas, for the horrific murders of three eight-year-old boys. Condemned largely on the accusation that they were satanic cult members, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were locked behind bars for life after a heavily publicized and rabble-rousing trial. Portrayed in the court room as the group’s leader, Echols was sentenced to death. Berg’s film carefully picks apart the prosecution’s case, while also uncovering shocking new evidence, and depicts the tireless efforts of the West Memphis 3’s supporters—among them filmmakers Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, musicians such as Eddie Vedder and Henry Rollins, and Echols’ wife, Lorri Davis—over eighteen frustrating years to reverse the verdict and set them free.
Bing Theater | Frequently Asked Questions (PDF | 72kb) | Followed by a Q&A with writer/director Amy Berg and producers/subjects Damien Echols and his wife Lorri Davis
General admission tickets can be reserved starting November 29 at 5 pm. | Tickets are free; limit two tickets per person. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and The New York Times Film Club members can reserve their tickets starting on November 20 at 5 pm. | Tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership | Proof of member status is required to pick up tickets. | Tickets: 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
Tickets can be picked up starting at 5 pm on Monday, December 3, and must be picked up at least fifteen minutes prior to the screening before being released to the standby line.
PLEASE NOTE: Your reservation does not guarantee entry to the screening. Program subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.