West of Memphis screening, discussion set for the MovieLounge

The MovieLounge, in conjunction with The Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, will host on Feb. 8 the regional premier screening of the movie, West of Memphis.

The movie tells story of the West Memphis 3, accompanied by a panel discussion with attorneys who worked the related cases.

The Movie Lounge and The Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will host a panel discussion entitled “Consequences of Wrongful Convictions.”  The panel includes Arkansas Attorneys at Law Patrick Benca, Blake Hendrix, Jeff Rosenzweig, and Deborah Sallings. Application has been made for 3.25 hours of continuing legal education credits.

The panel discussion will be held at 6:15 p.m., Feb. 8, at the MovieLounge in Fort Smith. The panel discussion in free.

Movie show times are 3:30, 7:50 and 9:10 p.m. Movie tickets may be purchased in advance at this link.

Written and directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Amy Berg, produced by first time filmmakers Damien Echols and Lorri Davis and the multiple Academy Award-winning team of Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh.

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According to a statement from the MovieLounge, West of Memphis is the most complete documentary to date regarding the now infamous “West Memphis 3” killings. The movie tells the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.

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This is a film I definitely

This is a film I definitely want to see. There is a great lineup of artists on the soundtrack for it as well - Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, the list goes on