Johnny Depp lent support to friend Damien Echols' film "West of Memphis" when he arrived on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival. "West of Memphis," details evidence that aims to exonerate three men convicted of crimes they did not commit.
He posed for photos alongside Damien Echols, one of the documentary's producers and, most notably, one of the three teens who were wrongly convicted of killing three eight-year-old boys in Arkansas in 1993 and spent 18 years in prison before their release in 2011. Upon hearing of the case, Depp and other celebrities reached out to help.
Evidence in the case mounted until September 2010, when the Arkansas Supreme Court heard arguments for reopening the case. The following month, it unanimously ruled in favor of the West Memphis Three, dismissing all of the state's arguments and overturning all of the judge's ruling.
"West of Memphis" will be released in theaters on December 25th. Free public screenings are planned to be held in Arkansas.