Host a viewing party for Paradise Lost 3
Premiering on HBO on January 12, 9p EST
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory is the conclusion of the award-winning HBO Documentary Film series that spawned a world-wide movement to free three teenagersDamien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelleywrongfully convicted of one of the most notorious child murder cases in U.S. history.
Watch the trailer
HBO's site about the film
The film tells the complete story of the provocative case (for those who haven't seen the first two films!) and includes new footage and interviews, including the dramatic release of the three men in August 2011 (for those who have seen the first two films!).
How to Help CWCY build a movement:
1. Choose a date to watch the film:
The HBO exclusive premiere airs Thursday, January 12 from 9-11p EST.
Other HBO playdates: Jan. 15 (4:30p), Jan. 17 (noon, midnight), Jan. 20 (7p), Jan. 25 (2p), Jan. 26 (7:30p), Jan. 28 (10:30a) and Jan. 30 (5:30p)
HBO2 playdates: Jan. 16 (10p), Jan. 18 (8p), Jan. 23 (1p) and Jan. 29 (11:30p)
If you have HBO, you can also watch the film anytime after Jan. 12 on your computer/mobile device through HBO GO.
If you don't have HBO, check back here. We'll post information on how to get the DVD as soon as we have it.
2. Invite your friends. Serve popcorn, or ask people to bring snacks!
3. Before the movie, ask your friends to share what they know about the West Memphis 3 case.
You can read CWCY's message about their release if you'd like to share some background. Listen to co-counsel for Damien Echol's explain juvenile susceptibility to false confessions.
4. After the movie, have a short discussion about the film.
5. Ask your friends to take action. Some things your friends can do:
Write a letter to the Supreme Court (Re: Rule 4.7 Electronic Recording) to show this issue is really important in protecting anyone in the interrogation room:
Mr. Leslie Steen
Clerk to the Arkansas Supreme Court
625 Marshall Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Join an innocence movement in your state. Contact CWCY and we will hook you up with contact information where you can learn how you can make a difference protecting other innocent juveniles.
Like CWCY on Facebook and Paradise Lost 3 on Facebook, or follow us @cwcy on Twitter to continue the conversation and stay up to date on our other innocence cases. Post about the movie, recommend it to your friends, or comment on our posts to raise more awareness.