The Central Park Five (2012)

The Central Park Five was released on DVD on April 23, 2013
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In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested for brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. The policed announced to a press hungry for sensational crime stories that the young men had been part of a gang of teenagers who were out “wilding,” assaulting joggers and bicyclists in that evening. The ensuing media frenzy was met with a public outcry for justice. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the “crime of the century” and it remains to date oneĀ of the biggest media stories of our time. Each of the five suspects spent 6 to 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.

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US DVD Release Date April 23, 2013
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Run time 119 Minutes
Theater Release Date November 23, 2012
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date April 23, 2013
Actors Angela Black, Natalie Byfield, David Dinkins, Calvin O. Butts III, Jim Dwyer, Ronald Gold, Ed Koch, Michael Joseph, Saul Kassin
Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Writer(s) , ,
Studio IFC Films
MPAA Not-Rated (Not Rated)
Gross $273,747
Genre(s) Documentary
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