THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

On The Short List: Our Favorite Documentaries of 2012

We mined the Academy’s shortlist of the 15 best Documentary Films of 2012 to bring you this special program of the year’s finest nonfiction filmmaking. From titles you recognize to new discoveries, there’s certain to be something for everyone—doc enthusiasts or not—on the Strand’s Short List.

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.

 

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns

USA | 2012 | NR | 120 min

More films on the Strand's Short List:

CHASING ICE
Sunday, January 6 at 3:30pm

THE HOUSE I LIVE IN
Sunday, January 20 at 3:30pm

HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE
Sunday, January 27 at 3:30pm

THE WAITING ROOM
Sunday, February 3 at 3:30pm

DETROPIA
Sunday, February 17 at 3:30pm

 

Show Dates & Times:

1/13/13 - Sunday

3:30 pm,
Admission: 

$7.50 / $8.50

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