Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory

@ParadiseLost3 @HBO 

Paradise Lost, a tip of the hat to the John Milton classic - Now the 3rd documentary in the series is scheduled to air on HBO in the coming months.
Filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky document the chilling tale of the arrest of three teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of killing three young boys in Arkansas and spent nearly 20 years in prison before being released because DNA evidence proved their innocence.

I really hope this film gets picked up and does the festival circuit here in Australia because i'd love to see it.

***** !! HOT OFF THE PRESS !! ****
Castle Awesome has been in contact with the films producers, and it turns out that the film will have it's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival ahead of it's HBO premiere.
When asked if the documentary had been scheduled to screen at any Australian film festivals, they replied "Not that we know of at this point."

So this all means that if we're to see this film in Australia before the end of the year, it's all up to the last remaining major film festival of the year - the Brisbane International Film Festival from the 4th to the 14th of November.
But after last years less than impressive line-up, I have little faith that the new management at BIFF can spot a good film even if it was in the Classics section of your local video shop.
Castle Awesome has given them the hot tip, but will they follow it up?


  1. holy shit!
    this is a true story? thats fucked up!

  2. Yeah, They weren't actually proven innocent though. The bargain they took meant that they had to actually plead guilty before they were released. "Even now, to win freedom, the three men agreed to Alford pleas, whereby they proclaimed their innocence but formally pleaded guilty nonetheless." kinda weird, there's a whole article on it here.http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mnookin-west-memphis-three-rele20110823,0,5089781.story

  3. When can we see this in Australia?????? Been following this case for a while and really keen to see the 3rd doco!

  4. I can't tell you a cinema that you can see this in as it has only just aired on HBO in the last few days, but that being said, you are able to obtain a torrented copy off pretty much any good torrent site. Not that we at the castle are saying you should torrent films...but when you can't watch it anywhere else, what choice do you have?


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