Ken Burns' latest documentary, 'The Central Park Five,' gets an incendiary trailer
Film will open next month after festival run
One of cinema's most prolific and trusted documentarians, Ken Burns returns to theaters with his latest film, "The Central Park Five," a film that has already garnered significant notice as its played the festival circuit since its premiere at Cannes back in May. But much of the attention that Burns (along with his co-directors, his own daughter Sarah Burns and David McMahon) has received for the film has come from some institutions and people far too close to the actual situation - namely, the very city that the film seems to target for extreme wrongdoing.
Centered on the 1989 case of a woman raped in Central Park, "The Central Park Five" explores the subsequent arrest and trial of five black and Latino teen boys - five boys who later saw their convictions overturned. Now the city of New York has demanded that Burns turn over footage from the film, in an attempt to to gather evidence to defend themselves against a massive federal lawsuit launched by the five. You can read more about that situation, over at CNN.
The film's official synopsis explains the case and the plot quite succinctly, telling us: