Matt Ruskin’s CROWN HEIGHTS has been named Sundance’s Audience Award Winning Drama. Starring Atlanta’s celebrated young actor, Lakeith Stanfield, the story follows Colin Warner, an 18-year-old from Crown Heights who is wrongly accused of murder. A child witness falsely remembers Colin as the suspect of a gunned crime in Flatbush, Brooklyn, sending Warner into prison for life. Committed to saving his childhood friend, Carl “KC” King devotes his life to releasing Warner from prison. The film was adapted from a This American Life segment, and explores the themes of love, incarceration, corruption, and economic oppression. The Playlists’s Rodrigo Perez comments that the film “has an evocative and lyrical beauty to it.” CROWN HEIGHTS will be released in select theaters, August 25th.
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