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The Central Park Five

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:November 23, 2012
Running time:120 minutes
Director:Sara Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Producer:Sara Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Writer:Sara Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Distributor:IFC Films

Description: 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.

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