The Central Park Five | Philipstown Depot Theatre | Film | Hudson Valley; Chronogram


The Central Park Five

When: Fri., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m. 2014

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 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to 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, the media frenzy surrounding the case, and the outraged public. Above all, it tells the story of the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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