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    Ten Years Later, Joe Berlinger On How 'Some Kind of Monster' Helped Him Heal

    In Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's 2004 Metallica documentary, "Some Kind of Monster," filmmaking and therapy go hand-in-hand. On the occasion of the film's tenth anniversary and its re-release on Blu-Ray this week, Indiewire spoke with Berlinger via email about how the project came together and,...

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    'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Seeks Justice for Al Jazeera America in 'The System'

    "The System," an eight-part series created and hosted by director Joe Berlinger, breaks down various ways the justice system has failed to actually execute justice. It's a show examining everything from flaws in mandatory sentencing, to the treatment of minors convicted of murder.

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    Paradise Lost 3 Comes to HBO

    When Paradise Lost 3 premieres on HBO on Thursday, it will be the same smart, cogent doc that was shown at the New York Film Festival last fall: the absorbing story of the West Memphis 3, who were wrongly accused of murder as teenagers and recently freed after nearly 20 years in prison. But no...

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    NYFF: Joe Berlinger & Bruce Sinofsky Talk Ethics, Media & Witch-Hunts In The West Memphis Three Docs

    Documentary Filmmakers Of The 'Paradise Lost' Movies Talk The Challenges Of Making Films About Wrongly Convicted MenIt’s not easy to distill the story of the West Memphis Three and the three “Paradise Lost” documentaries (though reading our review of “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” might provide some p...

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    'Paradise Lost' Director Joe Berlinger Prepping Paul Simon 'Graceland' Doc For Sundance Premiere

    Peter Jackson & Fran Walsh Funding Hunt For Actual Killers; HBO Wouldn't Mind A 'Paradise Lost 4'For more than fifteen years, director Joe Berlinger (along with Bruce Sinofsky) has been tracking the tragic story of the West Memphis Three in his "Paradise Lost" documentaries, and late last week bittersweet justice was served: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelle were freed under under a plea deal that will still leave with them the stain of a guilty verdict (all orchestrated so they can't sue for wrongful prosecution) even though they had nothing to do with the horrific child murders. And we'll have more on that in a moment, but f...

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