Crown Heights (R)

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Crown Heights
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RELEASE DATE
9-8-2017

RUN TIME
94 min

MPAA RATING
(R)

GENRE
Drama

STARRING
Keith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Brian Tyree Henry

DIRECTOR(S)
Matt Ruskin

PRODUCER(S)

WRITER(S)
Matt Ruskin

DISTRIBUTOR
IFC Films

SYNOPSIS

In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin's childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin's freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is adapted from the acclaimed This American Life segment by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.