Crown Heights

by Matt Ruskin Gala Premieres

On April 10, 1980, a shot echoed out across the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Although 18-year-old Colin was nowhere near the crime scene, he was arrested on the basis of supposed eyewitness accounts. Later he was convicted of murder. Neither his affirmations of innocence nor the solid reasoning of his defendant convinced the jury otherwise. While Colin is facing life behind bars, his friend Carl King refuses to accept an obvious miscarriage of justice and takes it upon himself to prove Colin’s innocence – regardless of his own happiness. Director Matt Ruskin brings an altogether unbelievable story to the screen: based on true events, Colin Warner, a Trinidadian migrant, was wrongly imprisoned for 21 years.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: USA, 2017
  • Runtime: 99 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Matt Ruskin
  • Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Nestor Carbonell, Bill Camp
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  • Screenplay: Matt Ruskin
  • Cinematography: Ben Kutchins
  • Editors: Paul Greenhouse, Joe Hutshing
  • Sound: Gregory King
  • Music: Mark Degli Antoni
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  • Producers: Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Galazka, Matt Ruskin
  • Co-Producer: Matthew Thurm
  • Executive Producers: Jonathan Baker, Joshua Blum, Lila Yacoub
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  • Production Companies: Washington Square Films, Iam21 Entertainment, Black Maple Films
  • World Sales: Amazon Studios
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Gröbers Grien us dr Chiesgruebe, 10 Months ago

Eindrückliche Story, gut verfilmt. Aber die Projektion im Arena 7 war so schlecht, dass man die dunkelhäutigen Protagonisten in finsteren Räumen kaum ausmachen konnte.


Yannick Sieg, 10 Months ago


Nadejda Assenova, 10 Months ago