Daniel Holden spent 19 years on Death Row for raping and killing his girlfriend in SundanceTV’s original series RECTIFY. Though Daniel’s story is fiction, it parallels the many true cases of people who are finally freed after spending years—sometimes decades—in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Unlike Daniel’s vacated conviction (meaning he could be tried again), these convicts were exonerated. But even the exonerated have to deal with questions, suspicions and a difficult reentry into society.
WEST OF MEMPHIS
Damien Echols spent 18 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. That story has already been the subject of three documentaries and countless appeals, but Amy Berg’s take on the story of the West Memphis Three goes further. The film exposes new evidence and different voices. Echols, Berg and producer Lorri Davis (who is married to Echols) filled in Festival Insider:
Amy Berg, Lorri Davis and Damien Echols of WEST OF MEMPHIS dish at Sundance Channel HQ– click for photos
Director Amy Berg and producers Lorri Davis and Damien Echols discuss their documentary WEST OF MEMPHIS at Sundance Channel HQ. Click below to see the full gallery!!
In one day we met a porn star, an ingenue and the first couple of TV comedy. One of the beauties of Sundance is the wide variety of cinematic choices you get as a film fan and that same spectrum of folks stops by our humble abode on Main Street. Today we met with Josh Radnor and Sundance Sophomore Elizabeth Olsen of LIBERAL ARTS. The amazing cast of SMASHED also stopped by and, believe me, getting Octavia Spencer, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul in one room is both tough and hysterical. Tim & Eric, along with folks from WEST OF MEMPHIS and EXICISION, also stopped by, so check out all of the galleries below to make sure you don’t miss any of the action from Main Street: