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The Central Park Five

Careful, thoughtful and devastating.

— A.O. Scott, HitFix

Infuriating... a concise, informative and upsetting chronicle of a crime.

— Joe Morgenstern, The New York Times

A harrowing piece of investigative work.

— Kenneth Turan, The Wall Street Journal

A Must-See. A profound indictment of mob mentality. Impeccably edited and well-wrought, painting a vibrant portrait of a time and place.

— Kris Tapley, The Los Angeles Times

Presented by Sundance Selects | United States | Nov 23rd, 2012 | 119 MINS | NR

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged with brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling them a “wolfpack.”  The five would spend years in prison for a crime they didn’t commit before the truth about what really happened became clear. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the attention it deserves. Based on Sarah Burns’ riveting book and co-directed by her husband David McMahon and father, the acclaimed 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

  • Sara Burns
  • David McMahon
  • Ken Burns

Producers

  • David McMahon
  • Ken Burns
  • Sarah Burns

Writers

  • Sarah Burns
  • David McMahon
  • Ken Burns