The Central Park Five
Showings
Old Town PlayhouseWed, Jul 31, 2013 3:00 PM
Sponsored by The Wilson Family & Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Inc.
Not Available  
 
Bijou by the BayFri, Aug 2, 2013 12:00 PM
Sponsored by In loving memory of Helen Wallbank Milliken Governor William G. Milliken and Joyce Braithwaite-Brickley
Stand By Line Only  
 
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Release Year:2012
Runtime:119 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Web Site:http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/the-central-park-five
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Angela Black
Calvin O. Butts III
Natalie Byfield
David Dinkins
Jim Dwyer
Ronald Gold
Director:Ken Burns
Sarah Burns
David McMahon
Produced by:Ken Burns
Sarah Burns
David McMahon
Screenwriter:Ken Burns
Sarah Burns
David McMahon
Cinematography:Anthony Savini
Buddy Squires
Editing By:Michael Levine
Music By:Doug Wamble
Description
On a spring night in 1989, a young white woman from New York’s Upper East Side was assaulted and raped in Central Park. With the city’s residents and media demanding swift justice, the NYPD was quick to round up a group of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem, and after grueling interrogations, coerce confessions out of each of them-in spite of scant evidence to link the group to the crime. Masterfully directed by Ken Burns, along with his daughter Sarah and her husband David McMahon, this riveting documentary chronicles the Central Park Jogger case through archival footage and interviews with the Five following their eventual exoneration after years in prison, and offers a hard look at our system of justice in a city divided on race and class lines.
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