Winona Ryder spoke Saturday at the opening of an art exhibit in LA to raise awareness about the case of the West Memphis Three USA Today reports. LA Weekly also has a more in-depth article on the case (one of them has recently been moved to a supermax prison), the evolution of the website, and how the art show came to be.
You can see the art from the exhibit (which runs through September 20th) by Raymond Pettibon, Exene Cervenka, Jaime Hernandez (he did the image shown), Marilyn Manson, and others online.
Ryder says she learned about the case from the documentary Paradise Lost and started writing to the WM3 after reading MAra Levertitt’s book Devil’s Knot which will be out in paperback next month. I actually picked up a copy of the hardcover at the SF Library book sale Sunday and will write about when I have a chance to read it.
The article mention that her ex Johnny Depp and Eddie Vedder have spoken out on the case. Henry Rollins has been among the most outspoken and released a benefit CD of Black Flag covers last year. A feature film starring Michael Pitt, Gina Gershon, and Ricki Lake starts shooting in October.