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Check out ‘Central Park Five’ tonight

Most people who lived through the late 1980s recall the shocking story of the Central Park Jogger rape case. It involved a young woman who was beaten and raped in New York's Central Park in April 1989. Five young men ended up being arrested, convicted and sentenced for the crime — even though, after another man confessed to the crime, the convictions of all five men were eventually vacated.

Now the wife of filmmaker Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, has teamed up with her husband and David McMahon to produce and direct a film about the case, titled simply enough “The Central Park Five.”

The film, which has already screened in Spokane, will be shown again at 7:30 tonight at the Magic Lantern Theater. The showing is cosponsored by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane and the Gonzaga School of Law. Mary Pat Treuthart, a professor at the law school and cohost of Movies 101, will present the film and lead a follow-up discussion.

Tickets are $7. For more information, click here.

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