Surely, this doesn’t need an intro at this point, given how much we’ve talked about it. I saw it a couple of weeks ago, and reviewed it enthusiastically HERE.
I also got to talk to a few of the gentlemen earlier this week; you can read that interview HERE.
Sundance Selects acquired USA theatrical rights to documentary master Ken Burns’ The Central Park Five, which Burns co-directed with his daughter Sarah Burns, and his son-in-law David McMahon.
The film made its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, where Burns expressed his hopes that the film gets a theatrical release (before heading to PBS) unlike his past documentaries, stating, “We want to release it theatrically because the running time makes it managable and there’s something urgent about it.“
Burns is getting his wish, as it’ll open theatrically in New York, this Friday, on November 23rd, at the IFC Center and Maysles Cinema, followed by Los Angeles on November 30th, at Landmark’s Nuart Theatre.
I expect the accolades to continue after the film is released theatrically.
A brand new clip from the film has surfaced, and it’s embedded below: