The Central Park Five

Friday, November 23, 2012 - Thursday, February 21, 2013

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.

  • Country USA
  • Running Time 119 minutes
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  • Director Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, & David McMahon

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