A Murder in the Park

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Documentary filmmakers assert that Anthony Porter - a former death-row inmate who was spared the death penalty thanks to the efforts of a college journalism program - was actually guilty, and an innocent man was sent to prison.


  • Dexter Hammett
  • Joseph Alex
  • Jason Patrick
  • Denny Castiglione
  • Kevin Adelstein
  • Aswan Harris
  • Sabrina McPherson
  • Derick Mayes
  • Tamicka Scruggs
  • Tony Murphy

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Jun 26, 2015

Besides being a riveting true-crime story, Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber’s 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.

Metacritic review by Godfrey Cheshire
Godfrey Cheshire
Jun 24, 2015

The facts (including Protess’ eventual resignation) still make this a worthwhile examination of a narrative that actually may have been too good to be true.

Metacritic review by Sara Stewart
Sara Stewart
New York Post
Jun 21, 2015

Its wholly complex and provocative social pleas slip too frequently into the seedy realm of journalistic exploitation.

Metacritic review by Clayton Dillard
Clayton Dillard
Slant Magazine