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.