The Central Park Five
USA, 2012, 119 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Crime, Documentary
NOW PLAYING through January 3rd at the Sie FilmCenter
Digital presentation - In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling it "the crime of the century." But the truth about what really happened didn't become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves. Based on Sarah Burns' best-selling book and co-directed by her husband David McMahon and father, the beloved doc filmmaker Ken Burns, this incendiary film tells the riveting tale of innocent young men scapegoated for a heinous crime, and serves as a mirror for our times.
DIRECTOR: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
US Distributor: Sundance Selects
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