Must See: The Central Park Five Documentary. Opens Friday, Nov. 23 in NYC
BBN strongly recommends watching The Central Park Five, a documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, examining one of the most notorious and racially charged criminal investigation and media stories in New York City’s history. In 1989, five Black and Latino boys were arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced for raping a white woman while she jogged in Central Park. After serving 6 to 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. It was the collective failures of law enforcement, the criminal justice system, news media and public servants helped to drive these five young boys to prison for a crime they did not commit.
The Central Park Five opens on Friday, November 23, 2012 in NYC:
Lincoln Plaza – New York, NY (Upper West side)
Maysles Cinema – New York, NY (Harlem)
Via THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE Official Trailer:
More background on this story and and update on the five men:
For more film locations and showing across the nation, visit The Central Five Facebook page.