Screening of Film: “The Central Park Five”

Screening of “The Central Park Five”

ITHACA—Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with the Multicultural Resource Center’s “The New Jim Crow” Community Read, will host a free screening of “The Central Park Five,” Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m. in the BorgWarner Community Room.

A 2012 documentary about the infamous Central Park jogger case, this film--directed by Ken Burns--chronicles the violent 1989 assault and rape of Trisha Meili and provides background information, interviews and expert analysis which led to the wrongful conviction of five suspects.

This film is intended for an adult audience.

Since March 2016, the Multicultural Resource Center’s Community Read has galvanized more than 30 community organizations in the development of a plan to study and ultimately take action to locally confront mass incarceration.

For more information, contact Tom Burns at tburns@tcpl.org.