The Central Park Five

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Ends Thursday, January 3rd

The acclaimed new documentary from celebrated filmmaker Ken Burns!

Nominee! Best Documentary / Film Independent Spirit Awards 2013


“Emotionally stirring.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“A careful, thoughtful and devastating new documentary.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Startling … the central power of the film comes from hearing the accused finally telling their own stories.” – Casey Burchby, Village Voice


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 powerfully troubling mirror for our times. (Dir. by Ken Burns , Sarah Burns & David McMahon, 2012, 119 min., Not Rated, Sundance Selects) HD Digital


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