THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE

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February 13, 2013, 7:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

In honor of the national 2013 Black History Month theme, "At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington," The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA), Black Student Assembly (BSA), Outside the Box [Office], Parkside International Residential College, Parside Arts and Humanitites Residential College, Florentine Films, and Sundance Selects invite you and a guest to a special screening of

The Central Park Five

 
Written, Directed & Produced by Ken Burns,
David McMahon, and Sarah Burns
 
Followed by a special discussion with
Yusef Salaam, Korey Wise, and Kevin Richardson, 3 members of the Central Park Five
 
7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
 
The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
 
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
 
Prior to the screening, there will be an informal reception in the Lobby of the George Lucas Building from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

FESTIVALS:

2012 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
2012 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL
2012 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2012 AFI FILM FEST –SPECIAL PRESENTATION
2012 DOC NYC FILM FESTIVAL – CLOSING NIGHT
2012 IDA NOMINEE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

About The Central Park Five

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of brutally beating and raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. New York Mayor Ed Koch called it the “crime of the century” and it remains to date one of the biggest media stories of our time. The five each spent between six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, resulting in their convictions being overturned.

Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories, an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Provided courtesy of Sundance Selects and Florentine Films. Not rated. Running time: 119 minutes.

To learn more, visit: http://www.sundanceselects.com/films/the-central-park-five

 

About the USC Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA)

The Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) is here to welcome you to the Trojan family at the University of Southern California. CBCSA is a department that works toward creating an optimal learning environment for students of African descent and the Trojan family at large.

So “help us, help you” have a positive experience here at USC. Please stop by the office, located in Student Union (STU) 415, to introduce yourself to the CBCSA staff and become familiar with our services. We are open to your suggestions and look forward to working with you and your family. We hope to see you soon!

To visit their Official Website, click here.

About the USC Black Student Assembly (BSA)

The Black Student Assembly is the official umbrella organization and funding board that oversees recognized African-American student organizations at USC. Its main purpose is to celebrate Black Heritage, communicate with various associations of people and assemblies and educate the USC campus as well as the community at large. A chief priority of the Assembly is to build and strengthen its organizations and foster a community atmosphere amongst the black students at USC. BSA is poised to provide students with quality educational, social, and cultural programming. BSA’s annual events include: Black Welcome Week activities, Black History Month Activities, Black Family Soul Food Dinner, Soulsa, the Annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration and the Mahogany Awards.

For more information about Black Student Assembly, please contact Lamar Gary at bsausc@usc.edu.

To visit their Official Website, click here.

About Outside the Box [Office]

Outside the Box [Office] is a weekly showcase for upcoming releases highlighting world cinema, documentary and independent film titles. Recognizing a need for greater diversity on campus, the series will draw from around the globe to present movies that may challenge, inspire or simply entertain.

To view the calendar of screenings, click here.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 6:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.

Parking

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $10.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu