Tales of legal incompetence, judicial negligence, and the lives destroyed in their wake are inherently rich material for documentaries, especially when the victims who spent years in prison are still alive to tell their stories firsthand. The Central Park Five
is a great example of this seemingly inherent truth.
Directed, written, and produced by the triumvirate of Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, the movie revisits the infamous 1989 Central Park Jogger case, in which a wealthy white woman who worked in the financial district was brutally raped while running in Central Park, leaving her disfigured and comatose. Five minority teens -- Anton McC...