Saturday, January 19, 2013 | 2 p.m.
Screening The Central Park Five courtesy of 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards New York Screening Series
Date: Saturday, January 19th
Time: 2 p.m. (Check-in starts 1:30 p.m. )
Location: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway (Between 61st and 62nd Streets)
New York City
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 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.
DIRECTORS: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
WRITERS: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
PRODUCERS: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
**Screenings are free and open to all NYIT community members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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SAG Foundation & NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, official co-hosts of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards New York Screenings, invite you to this very special event. Please join us, along with voting Film Independent and Independent Filmmaker Project members, for a celebration of independent film.