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Sundance Selects Acquires U.S. Rights to ‘A Murder in the Park’

Sundance Selects Acquires U.S. Rights to 'A Murder in the Park'

Sundance Selects has acquired exclusive U.S. rights to “A Murder in the Park.”

Directed by Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber, “A Murder in the Park” is a documentary that follows the fascinating story of Anthony Porter and Alstory Simon. Porter was two days away from being executed for a double homicide, when a group of Northwestern University students were able to help reveal Simon as the real killer. Simon’s confession then exonerated Porter, and, in turn, condemned Simon to 37 years in prison. It sounds almost too good to be true, and the film asks whether that might very well be the case.

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Said Sundance Selects/IFC Films President Jonathan Sehring, “Rech and Kimber have crafted an expertly made, utterly captivating examination of the ethics and inconsistencies of our justice system.”
“A Murder in the Park” premiered at DOC NYC in 2014. Sundance Selects will release the film later this year. 

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