FILM SHOWING: THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE
On Sunday, July 21st, at 12:00 noon, the film The Central Park Five will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Monica, located at 1260 18th Street (corner 18th and Arizona). The screening will take place in Forbes Hall (on Arizona, around the corner from the church entrance). The Central Park Five, by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, depicts a stunning miscarriage of justice through the experiences of five young African American and Latino men who were wrongly convicted of brutally beating and raping a young white woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. Told from their perspective, the film covers the trial, conviction, appeal process and their eventual exoneration after serving between three and thirteen years in prison. Refreshments will be served prior to the film, which will be followed by a discussion.