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Crown Heights

Crown Heights
Drama, Crime, Biography | 2017
R. 1hr 34min CAST: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul DIRECTOR: Matt Ruskin ENDS 9/21

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.


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Stanfield deftly balances rage and resignation, and Asomugha is impressive as a crusader who refuses to give up.
Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Stanfield, in a performance of quiet power, fully inhabits Warner's agony at the injustice that is being done to him.
Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
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