IDA's Doc U: A Conversation With Joe Berlinger + "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" (sneak preview!)

Doc U presents a conversation with filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Crude, Brother’s Keeper, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) followed by a special preview screening of HBO Documentary Films’ Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, the third documentary Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have produced for HBO over the past two decades covering the trials, convictions and incarceration of the West Memphis 3. With the trio’s release in August, Berlinger and Paradise Lost 3 have received international attention for what Variety has described as a “masterwork of explanatory journalism, advocacy and perseverance” and “destined to rank as one of the major achievements in American documentary.” Eddie Schmidt, the International Documentary Association’s Board President and an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, will lead you through a behind-the-scenes discussion with Berlinger about the making of the Paradise Lost films, the power of documentary films to affect change, as well as an update on Berlinger’s own legal struggles with Chevron around his 2009 film Crude.

NOTE: we are unable to offer Cinefamily members free admission to this event.