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A Murder in the ParkIn 1999, just hours before his scheduled execution, convicted killer Anthony Porter's life was saved by a journalism class from Northwestern University, led by renowned Innocence Project pioneer, Professor David Protess. Their re-investigation of the crime for which he was convicted-a double homicide in a Chicago park-led to the discovery of the real killer, Alstory Simon, whose confession exonerated Porter. If it all sounds too good to be true, it's because, as compellingly argued here, Porter actually is guilty, Simon is an innocent man and both are just pawns in a much larger plan.Keywords:
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Directors of "A Murder in the Park"Christopher S. RechBirthdate: 13 June 1965, Independence, Missouri, USABrandon Kimber
Critic Reviews of "A Murder in the Park"Seattle TimesJuly 16, 2015
"A Murder in the Park," with a whopper of a twist near the end, is often mesmerizing, even as its story remains unfinished. Justice, in this case, seems to remain elusive.Chicago ReaderJuly 09, 2015
Rech and Kimber make a damning case against Protess as well as the private investigator who helped him incriminate Simon and the attorney who negotiated Simon's guilty plea.Los Angeles TimesJuly 02, 2015
Whatever your feelings on capital punishment, "A Murder in the Park" has a gripping story to tell ...RogerEbert.comJune 26, 2015
Besides being a riveting true-crime story ... "A Murder in the Park" is a film that makes a powerful case that some cherished liberal beliefs aren't always congruent with the truth; in fact, sometimes they are the exact opposite.New York TimesJune 25, 2015
The filmmakers have skillfully laid out a complex and murky story of crime and justice that, more than 30 years on, continues to scandalize.Village VoiceJune 23, 2015
This welcome doc of crime and injustice serves as a fleet, compelling inquest ...Epoch TimesMay 22, 2016
A staggering and infuriating expose of advocacy journalism run amok.OregonianJuly 24, 2015
[An] explosive, riveting documentary.Seattle WeeklyJuly 16, 2015
Amid such murky, conflicting motives, Hale's Murder in the Park tries to draw a bright line of rectitude where any fair-minded filmmaker -- Errol Morris comes to mind -- would recognize that's an impossible task.Mark Reviews MoviesJuly 10, 2015
The film is meticulous in presenting its argument...Under the RadarJuly 08, 2015
A Murder in the Park more than convincingly presents what appears to be a gross corruption of justice, but its dry play-by-play is about as compelling as a Wikipedia article.Paste MagazineJune 26, 2015
Rech and Kimber deserve great credit for crafting a searing courtroom presentation with impressive, convincing power, but their procedural coldness leaves the real victim of this travesty off on the sidelines.
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