Crown Heights 2017

Written & Directed by Matt Ruskin
Starring: Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Nnamdi Asomugha

Official Selection: Sundance Film Festival (U.S. Dramatic Audience Award winner)

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.