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Expected to Attend: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David Mcmahon, and all five members of the Central Park Five (first time together since the arraignment)


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. This story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves. The film recently made headlines when lawyers for New York City attempted to subpoena its outtakes for an ongoing lawsuit. A story whose aftershocks continue to shape the city, this promises to be one of the most high-profile documentaries of the year.

This will be the first time since the arraignment that all five members of the Central Park Five will be together.


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Director: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David Mcmahon
Producer: David McMahon, Sarah Burns & Ken Burns
Cinematographer: Buddy Squires & Anthony Savini
Editor: Michael Levine
Music: Doug Wamble
Running Time: 119 min
Language: English
Country: USA