Screening and Discussion: "West of Memphis"
April 19, 2013 —
Screening and Discussion: “West of Memphis”
Stephen Braga, Lead Attorney for the “West Memphis Three”; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Georgetown Law Class of 1981
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Screening: 6:30 p.m.
Discussion: 8:30 p.m.
Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
“West of Memphis,” a 2012 Sundance selection, tells the story behind the police investigation into the 1993 murders of three eight-year-old boys. It uncovers new evidence surrounding the arrest and conviction of the three teenagers who spent 18 years in prison for the crimes - one facing execution and two looking at life imprisonment - until their release in 2011.
After the screening, Braga will discuss the film and the real cases it depicts.
This screening is part of the Georgetown Law Library’s Equal Justice Film Festival, which is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. More information about the Film Festival is available here: .http://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/about/125/filmfestival.cfm.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Georgetown Law Library, National Equal Justice Library, The Innocence Project, Georgetown Criminal Law Association, the Georgetown chapter of the National Lawyers’ Guild and Law Docs.
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