'The Central Park Five' presented by True Crime New York and Sylvia Savadjian
U.S. Theatrical Premiere
Dir. Ken Burns, David McMahon, Sarah Burns, 2012, 119 min.
Ken Burns co-directed, wrote and produced The Central Park Five with his daughter, Sarah Burns (author of the book "The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of a City Wilding") and her husband, David McMahon. In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the "crime of the century" and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a shocking confession from a serial rapist and DNA evidence proved their innocence. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of how five lives were upended by the rush to judgment by police, a sensationalist media and a devastating miscarriage of justice. An official selection of the 2012 Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals and closing night of DOC NYC.
**** Wednesday, November 28th, 7:30pm Screening ****
Post-screening Q&A and book signing with Director Sarah Burns.
A limited number of First Edition Hard Cover copies of Sarah Burns' book "The Central Park Five: A Chronicle of A City Wilding", starting this Friday. Sarah Burns will be signing books at the Dempsey, Sunday Nov. 25th at 4pm (details below) and at the Maysles Cinema after the Wednesday, Nov. 28th screening.
True Crime New York and Sylvia Savadjian Present:
A meditation on the complexity of "true" crime in the rotten apple.
From the victimless to the devastatingly brutal, crime is in New York City's bloodstream. A meditation on the complexity of "true" crime in the rotten apple -- from the Central Park Jogger Case to Giuliani Time, Bernie Goetz to Bernie Madoff. Ripped from the tabloid pages to the big screen, True Crime New York is a quarterly film, speaker and performance series.
ADDITIONAL SCREENING AT THE DEMPSEY CENTER AUDITORIUM:
****Sunday, November 25th, 4:00pm****
The Central Park Five
@ the Oberia D. Dempsey Center Auditorium
127 West 127th Street
(between Lenox and Adam Clayton Powell)
WIth a post-screening Q&A with dirs. Sarah Burns and David McMahon and members of the Central Park 5
Maysles Cinema (View)
343 Lenox Ave.
New York, NY 10027
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