Contributed by: Lindsey Sitz (written June 20, 2012)
After meeting the teens, Joe and Bruce felt like something was wrong—they believed that the West Memphis Three were innocent. And so began a quest for the truth. Bruce remembered thinking—“…there’s a story to tell here, we need to tell it…we can’t let this story die.” Luckily they didn’t. Nearly two decades later, and these men walked free, due in part to a lack of evidence, but also Joe & Bruce’s commitment to the story.
Joe and Bruce, before I continue, if you two are reading this, I just want you to know that I have changed any and all future career goals to: be fantastic storyteller (like Joe & Bruce), be relentless advocate (like Joe & Bruce), BE Joe & Bruce (like Joe & Bruce?). Fortunately last night’s rich discussion helped to clarify how one might go about emulating their process as filmmakers.
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