The Central Park Five


1h 59m 2012

Brief Synopsis

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City's 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 f

Film Details

Also Known As
Central Park Five
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
CIN+MA DU PARC/SUNDANCE SELECTS; Cinéma Du Parc ; Cinéma Du Parc ; Pbs ; Sundance Selects

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

Synopsis

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City's 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 six 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 film 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.

Film Details

Also Known As
Central Park Five
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2012
Distribution Company
CIN+MA DU PARC/SUNDANCE SELECTS; Cinéma Du Parc ; Cinéma Du Parc ; Pbs ; Sundance Selects

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 59m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States November 23, 2012

Released in United States 2012

Limited Release in United States November 23, 2012

Released in United States 2012 (Shows)

Released in United States 2012 (Special Presentation)

Released in United States 2012 (Special Screenings)