Teaneck Cinemas (alternate location Thomas Jefferson Middle School) Teaneck, NJ
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Central Park Five
Documentary - 119 minutes Opening Night Film Directed by Ken Burns, David McMahon & Sarah Burns Sponsored by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Bergen/Passaic Chapter, and the Bergen County NJ Chapter of The Links, Inc. Talkback to follow with two of the Central Park Five Korey Wise and Kevin Richardson and co-Director David McMahon
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. They spent between six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, resulting in their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.
The film will be shown at the new Teaneck Cinemas!
Teaneck Cinemas (alternate location Thomas Jefferson Middle School) (View)
503 Cedar Lane
Teaneck, NJ 07666