As someone whose college moviegoing experiences are defined by “Lord of the Rings,” watching Peter Jackson in action at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this morning was a bit of a thrill. The man has traded Middle-earth for Park City this week to support “West of Memphis,” the powerful documentary he produced about the conviction, imprisonment and eventual release of the West Memphis Three — and, of course, to kick off our annual Sundance celebrity photo booth series!
Jackson (alongside “Memphis” director Amy Berg) swung by MTV News’ headquarters at the Puma Social Club to discuss the documentary and the impact he hopes it will have after its Sundance premiere this evening. Bonus points for a nice “Hobbit” update, too! Stay tuned for all of that and more very soon.