The Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Directed by: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon

Friday, November 23 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Best Nonfiction Film of 2012, New York Film Critics Circle

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested for “the crime of the century”—the brutal attack and rape of a white, female jogger in Central Park. Breathlessly covered by the media, their trials took place against a backdrop of a decaying New York beset by violence and racial tension. In the rush to judgment, the truth was lost, and the youths were unjustly convicted, spending years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. Now, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves.

119 Minutes
USA
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"A careful, thoughtful and devastating new documentary."
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times


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