Film

Crown Heights

 
Sneak Peek
 
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
  • 8PM
 
 
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RUN TIME: 94min
Tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis starting one hour prior to the screening. Please be advised that an RSVP to this event does not guarantee entry to the screening.
 
 
 
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Directed by Matt Ruskin | 2017

With Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, and Nestor Carbonell

On April 10, 1980, a shot rang out on the streets of Crown Heights, igniting a decades-long quest for justice. In this harrowing true story, Colin Warner (played with heartbreaking sincerity by Lakeith Stanfield) is arrested, tried, and convicted for a crime he did not commit, falling victim to a deeply broken system that refuses to listen. But while he loses hope of reclaiming his innocence, his best friend Carl devotes his life to restoring Colin's freedom, doggedly pursuing every lead.

Writer-director Matt Ruskin worked closely with the real Warner to shed light on this painful personal story and horrifying systemic issue. With emotional authenticity—and a standout performance by Stanfield—Crown Heights is a powerful ode to those we leave behind.

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Q&A 
 
Q&A following the screening with actors Lakeith Stanfield & Nnamdi Asomugha, subjects Colin Warner & Carl King, and director Matt Ruskin. Q&A will be moderated by Dr. Phillip Goff, co-founder and President of the Center for Policing Equity.